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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/1/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Matt Fitzpatrick will put his British Masters title on the line at a different venue this year as the tournament moves to The Grove.
The young Englishman scored his breakthrough European Tour win at nearby Woburn after going wire-to-wire 12 months ago and beating Shane Lowry and Soren Kjeldsen by two shots. That came in his 34th European Tour start. Since then, Fitzpatrick has blossomed further and even played in a Ryder Cup although it was a chastening experience for the youngster who lost both his matches in Europe's heavy defeat. Before his trip to Hazeltine, the Sheffield golfer had shown some impressive form with three top 10s and a top 20 in five starts. The puzzle for gamers this week is to decide how much that Ryder Cup pain and the pressure of defending a title for the first time will affect him. If those are factors which can be brushed aside, he'd have strong claims on a parkland course which should suit his game. Oct 12 - 5:10 AM

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Ryder Cup rookie Matthew Fitzpatrick will tee it up at Hazeltine National Golf Club, in the 41st edition of the match.

The 22-year-old winner of the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship took a little time getting to grips with pro golf but then surged onto his first Ryder Cup team with two victories in the qualifying period, the 2015 British Masters and this year's Nordea Masters. He did suffer a lapse in form through the heart of the summer, that second win apart, but has righted those concerns somewhat with three top 20 finishes in his last four stroke play starts. He holds a 5-4 record in individual match play, which includes heavy defeats by Patrick Reed (4&3) and Phil Mickelson (5&4) in this year's WGC World Match Play. Teamed up with Lee Westwood to clinch a 5&4 foursomes win in the EurAsia Cup in January, whilst he lost 3&1 in fourballs with Danny Willett. A dead-eye putter as an amateur, it is his tee-to-green game which has prospered in the pro ranks (10th for GIR in the season's ranking, 7th last year). His slight frame and low key demeanour masks a tough cookie.
Sep 27 - 4:19 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick returns to the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre GC looking for an end to his form peaks and troughs.

The boom or bust nature of the callow Englishman's 2016 continues. In 21 strokeplay starts he has just three top 25 finishes, but they were T7 in the Masters, victory at the Nordea Masters and solo fifth (when he needed exactly that as a minimum) in the Czech Masters. Having secured his Ryder Cup spot in Prague it's slightly surprising that he played both last week (MC) and this, but perhaps he is desperate to find the consistency that has eluded him since the end of last year. He missed the weekend on debut in Crans Montana in 2014, but was superb in finishing second behind Danny Willett last year. No-one in the field hit more greens in regulation than he did in shooting 69-65-64-65 to co-lead at 54-holes before fellow Sheffield, England resident Willett stretched him.
Aug 30 - 5:32 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick struggled to a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in his second round at the Made in Denmark tournament and missed the cut by a shot.

Don't fall off your seat in surprise. At last week's D+D REAL Czech Masters, the young Englishman got up and down for par at the 72nd hole to secure his place in the 2016 European Ryder Cup team and his performance here smacks of a player feeling flat after an emotional high. Today, he couldn't get anything going and bogeys at 6, 14 and 18 along with 15 pars saw him land at 2-over 144, a shot the wrong side of the cut line. Other notables that will join Fitzpatrick and get the weekend off include: 144- Andrew Dodt, Brett Rumford, Gary Stal ... 145- Marc Warren, Andy Sullivan ... 146- Niclas Fasth, Ross Fisher ... 147- Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn ... 150- Thorbjorn Olesen ... 152- David Horsey ... 153- Haydn Porteous, Eddie Pepperell.
Aug 26 - 1:29 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick confirmed his place in the 2016 European Ryder Cup team with a final round of 3-under-par 33-36=69 for 10-under 278 and solo fifth at the D+D REAL Czech Masters.

The Englishman had to withstand a few nerves, especially when pulling his approach to the final green. But he got up and down for par and then watched as those behind him failed to join him in the top five, which would have imperiled his automatic qualification. He posted three red numbers on the front nine, at 1, 4 and 9, then added another on 12 before testing his steel with bogey on 15. He recorded a week low of only 13 greens in regulation in round four, but responded by going 5-for-5 for Scrambling. He made 8 top fives in 2015, but this is only his second of 2016.
Aug 21 - 10:58 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick cruised into contention for the D+D REAL Czech Masters title with a composed second round 3-under-par 35-34=69 that left him in a 4-way tie for the clubhouse lead on a 36-hole total of 6-under 138 in Prague.

The Englishman is chasing a first start in the Ryder Cup and has endured an oddball summer which has been in stark contrast to the run of consistency which got him into contention in the first place. Having finished T7 at the Masters in April he is 4-for-11 in stroke play. That run includes a win in the Nordea Masters, but his next best is T47. His back nine Friday (his opening nine) was, like Thursday a collection of eight pars and one birdie. He opened the front nine with back-to-back red numbers, three-stabbed No. 3 for bogey and ticked the 6th. He has missed just 4 greens in regulation through 36 holes and is 4-for-4 when scrambling. When the morning starters had completed their laps he sat alongside Tommy Fleetwood, David Howell and Robert Karlsson in the clubhouse on 6-under.
Aug 19 - 8:16 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick again showed his prowess in head-to-head golf by blasting fellow Englishman Matt Ford in round two of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

Fitzpatrick, who is bidding to secure a place on Darren Clarke's European Ryder Cup team, was a convincing 4&3 winner over Thomas Bjorn in round one and produced an even more dominant display today. A birdie-eagle start set the tone and put him 2 up early and the former U.S. Amateur champ doubled that lead by winning the 6th and 8th. Fitzpatrick powered into a 6 up lead after further birdies at 10 and 11 before Ford won his only hole of the day via a circle at 12. It was a temporary stay of execution as the young Yorkshireman closed out the match with a birdie-2 at 13 to set up a last 16 clash with Alejandro Canizares, a 4&3 winner in his all-Spanish battle with Eduardo De La Riva.
Aug 5 - 8:45 AM

Ryder Cup hopeful Matthew Fitzpatrick impressed by dumping out VC Thomas Bjorn in round one of the Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links Golf Club.

The young Englishman has struggled for form in recent weeks, perhaps too aware of his position with regards to the continental clash, but he will have done his chances of impressing his captain Darren Clarke no harm with this display. Bjorn may have a poor career individual match play record (13-25-2), but Fitzpatrick will have known that all eyes were on him. And he responded in style, striping 6 birdies on the front nine to overwhelm the Dane. Three back nine birdies provided some respite for Bjorn - two of them earned hole wins - but it was only ever a matter of time and two pars on the 15th green meant his time was up. Fitzpatrick will play fellow Englishman Matt Ford or Sweden's Pelle Edberg in round two.
Aug 4 - 12:25 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick will make his PGA Championship debut at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey this week.

No less than 19 top 30 finishes in 26 starts up to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship took the slight Englishman to the brink of Ryder Cup qualification, since when the consistency has all but flipped on its head as his next 18 starts have earned just 3 top 30 finishes. What has helped him swallow that bitter pill is that one of those weeks reaped victory at the Nordea Masters, but of more pressing concern at the moment is that he arrives 0-for-4 and averaging over 31 putts per round in that time. The other bright spark in that poor run was his T7 in the Masters but he limped home in 80 at the Open so it’s hard to make a case.
Jul 26 - 7:06 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick became the youngest-ever winner of the Nordea Masters, thanks to a final round 1-under-par 34-37=71 that earned him a three shot victory over Lasse Jensen at Bro Hof Slott GC on 16-under 272.

The Englishman had built a solid five shot advantage over the field through 54 holes and he never looked likely to fold on Sunday. He ticked birdies on 2 and 9 to make the turn in control and although he marked bogey at 10 and 18, he added a third red number at 12 as he eased to a second professional victory (in 51 starts). His long game served him well as he found all 13 fairways in round four, and made 16 of the greens in regulation. Aged 21 years and 268 days, he becomes the second youngest Englishman to bag two European Tour wins. Only Sir Nick Faldo was younger. "I played fantastic," he said afterwards. "I'd probably say this is the best I've played today."
Jun 5 - 12:45 PM

Matt Fitzpatrick took a while to hit his stride but came good on the back nine and kicked five shots clear after posting a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in round three of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott in Sweden.

Three clear overnight, the Englishman opened with seven pars before a bogey at 8 left him trailing Nicolas Colsaerts by a shot. But Fitzpatrick got hot after that and circled birdies at 9, 10, 13, 14 and 15 to put daylight between himself and the chasing pack. At 15-under 201, he leads Colsaerts and defending champion Alex Noren by five while it's a further shot back to Lasse Jensen. "It was a bit of a slow start, and I find the front nine more difficult than the back nine, especially in the wind," said the 21-year-old, who piped 9 (of 13) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 27 putts. "But I stayed patient and got my rewards in the end. It's one of the things I've learned since turning pro. I putted really well again and let's hope it continues for one more day because tomorrow's the most important day."
Jun 4 - 12:18 PM

With the low round of the week so far, Matthew Fitzpatrick signed for a 7-under-par 32-33=65 and kicked clear of the field after day two of the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

The Englishman painted 7 birdies, 11 pars and not a single bogey on his card at Bro Hof Slott on Friday morning and, at 11-under 133, leads by three shots from Nicolas Colsaerts, Ross Fisher, Andrew Johnston, Scott Henry and Alexander Bjork. Starting with a birdie at 10, the scene of his only dropped shot in an opening 68, he splashed further red at 12, 15 and 18 to turn in 32. He made another gain at No. 1 and then birdied the two par 3s at 4 and 7, almost holing his tee shot at the latter. A T7 at the Masters is his only top 10 of the season so far but this looks like a return to the hot form Fitzpatrick showed at the end of 2015, highlighted by his win at the British Masters. He hit 17 greens in regulation today after finding 15 yesterday. "I hit one or two poor shots but you're always going to do that," said the 21-year-old. "I putted really well today, I holed virtually everything so it was just one of those days."
Jun 3 - 7:08 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick coasted around Bro Hof Slott GC in 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening salvo at the Nordea Masters.

The Englishman impressed observers on debut at Augusta National, when impressive all week before closing with a 67 to finish T7. But since then he has broken 70 just once, missed three cuts and has a best of only T47 last week at Wentworth. This 68 sets him back on course. He landed the ball on 15 greens in regulation and needed just 28 putts as he plotted his route round the Stckholm track. He made birdies at 3, 4 and 9 on the front nine, made bogey at 10, but closed out with red at 15 and 17. When he marked his card he was one behind the leaders, a group of six on 5-under.
Jun 2 - 12:13 PM

Non-member Matthew Fitzpatrick checks into his first PLAYERS at No. 41 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The Englishman is one of 28 first-timers in the elite 144-man field but he's proven to be a big-game talent. The 21-year-old won his maiden Euro Tour title at the 2015 British Masters (Oct.) and posted a T4 at the DP World Tour Championship en route to 12th in the final Race to Dubai standings. Since missing the cut at the Maybank Championship Malaysia in mid-February, he's concentrated his subsequent starts entirely in the U.S. -- beginning and ending the six-event run with missed cuts at The Honda Classic and most recently at the Heritage. In-between, Fitzpatrick posted his first top 10 in a major with T7 at the Masters, closing in 67 with four birdies over his final five holes.
May 11 - 8:05 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick twirled a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the Masters to conclude his second appearance on even-par 288, up 15 places on the live leaderboard to T8, and good for the low round of the day in the clubhouse with Paul Casey. UPDATE: With play completed, Fitzpatrick finished in a three-way T7 and his 67 was low 18 tied with Paul Casey and champion Danny Willett.

The 2013 U.S. Amateur champ missed the cut on debut in 2014 as an amateur. He returned this year as the 43rd-ranked player in the world and will be back in 2017 with a top-12 finish (and ties) this week. The 21-year-old, 12th in the final Race to Dubai standings in 2015, began Sunday's play on 5-over (T23) after opening in 71-76-74. He erased a lone bogey at the par-4 11th with six birdies, including four over his final five holes, highlighted by a walk-off 3 at the last from 11 feet. The Englishman totaled 11 birdies and 11 bogeys on the week en route to a possible first top-10 finish in a major in his fourth appearance. Entering the week, he had not posted a top 10 on any tour in calendar year 2016 on eight events.
Apr 10 - 5:21 PM