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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/1/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 155

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Matthew Fitzpatrick will be hoping it is third time lucky as he seeks to progress from the group stages of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.
Back in 2016 the Englishman downed Daniel Berger, but was in turn overcome by Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed; his 1-2 record sending him home early. Last year he improved that first round record to 2-1 with wins over Chris Wood and Justin Thomas, but defeat to Kevin Na was costly; again no progress. The World No. 35 has only improved that 3-3 record to 7-6-1 in all match play events and needs to impress upon European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Born that he can compete mano a mano. Currently stuck in a rut, with a recent log book of MC-30-MC-MC, having before that ticked ten consecutive top 15 finishes. ET's new SG stats emphasise the strength of his on-the-greens game. He ranks third for SG: Putting with +1.417. Drawn in Group 10 with Paul Casey, Russell Henley and first day foe Kyle Stanley. Mar 20 - 4:56 AM

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Matthew Fitzpatrick will make a fourth appearance at Bay Hill Club & Lodge this week in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

An ever-improving record on the track for the slight Englishman. Back in 2014 he missed the cut, two years later he was T27 and last year he pegged 67-69 pre-weekend to lie T3 at halfway. A Saturday 72 maintained that, but a Sunday 76 saw him drop back to T13. "I like that it’s quite penal off the tee and missing the greens," he said. "If you really hit it well tee to green you can shoot some good scores. And I enjoy playing courses like this, it’s a challenge." Ended the 2017 season like a train (eight finishes of T15 or better in a row, started with a win in the European Masters) and maintained it with T19 in Hong Kong and T3 in Abu Dhabi. But since gone MC-T30-MC (the latter last week).
Mar 13 - 8:52 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick was one of nine Europeans in the top 16 at last year's WGC-Mexico Championship and he'll try his luck again this week.

On first glance, the tree-lined Club de Golf Chapultepec which requires plenty of strategy looked a good course for the young Englishman and he made a good fist of it to finish T16 with rounds of 71-67-72-68 taking him to 6-under, eight behind winner Dustin Johnson. Fitzpatrick enjoyed an excellent run of results in the final three months of 2017 and didn't finish worse than T19 in nine starts after capturing the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. That tournament is played high in the Swiss mountains so he can clearly handle courses at altitude which is the requirement this week. The Ryder Cup star opened 2018 with a top three in Abu Dhabi before missing the cut in Dubai despite a second-round 67. Gamers have every right to expect him to perform strongly again here.
Feb 28 - 2:36 PM

World No. 28 Matt Fitzpatrick authored a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in his second round at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but with scoring super-low at Emirates GC, his 36-hole total of 4-under 140 missed the cut by a shot.

A total of 70 players made it through at -5, the lowest cut mark by two shots in the history of a tournament which started in 1989. Fitzpatrick had eight birdies in his second round but a double bogey at No. 4, his 13th hole of the round, cost him. Of course, the main damage was done on day one when he could only shoot a 73. Others to miss the 36-hole cut included: 140- Paul Dunne, Joost Luiten, Jorge Campillo, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie ... 141- Thomas Bjorn, George Coetzee, Colin Montgomerie, Chris Wood ... 142- Thongchai Jaidee, Ryan Fox, Eddie Pepperell ... 143- Hideto Tanihara, Pablo Larrazabal ... 144- Soren Kjeldsen ... 148- Danny Willet.
Jan 27 - 4:26 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick closed with a hat-trick of birdies to confirm a first top ten in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship; his final round 3-under-par 35-34=69 left him T3 on 18-under 270, four shots back of winner Tommy Fleetwood.

Although a U.A.E. winner in the 2016 DP World Tour Championship Fitzpatrick had labored somewhat in past renewals of this tournament (MC-T26-MC), but his Sunday circuit changed that. For most of the week he had been superb on the front nine (notching 33-33-29) but this time he managed only eight pars and one birdie (at 4) for 35. On the back nine an early bogey at 11 hinted at trouble but he ticked 16, 17 and 18 to leap from T8. Small margins, but with a Ryder Cup to qualify for, such finishes will matter this season.
Jan 21 - 8:37 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick thrashed a 9-under-par 29-34=63 in round three of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, jumping 17 spots on Moving Day to tied third.

At 15-under 201, the Englishman is just two swings behind leaders Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher. Fitzpatrick looked as if he could put a ridiculous number on the board when making eight birdies in his first 10 holes, his only pars coming at 3 and 7. Henrik Stenson's course-record 62 and even the European Tour's first official 59 were on when he added another circle at 12 to move 9-under for the day but he played his final third of the round in even par after a bogey at 16 against a birdie at the last. Still, that's the low round of the week and a huge leap forward. It puts him in right in the mix for Sunday. He said: "It was great. I don't know how to put it to be honest. We were very lucky. Front nine, every time I got on the green, I just holed every putt, basically, and I felt so comfortable on the greens. Just putted fantastic. Just a little bit of work to be done on the long game."
Jan 20 - 9:13 AM

Ultra-consistent Matt Fitzpatrick hasn't finished outside the top 15 since winning September's European Masters and he's on target for another big week after starting the new 2018 Race to Dubai season with a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in round one of the UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling.

That's just one swing behind leader SSP Chawrasia. The Englishman took his string of top 15s to eight with T12 in last week's DP World Tour Championship and gamers/bettors were all over him here due to that superb run of form allied with the third place he took in his only start at Fanling in 2015. Fitzpatrick met those lofty expectations today to finish the day in tied second. The Englishman made his first move with birdie-4 at 13 and picked up another shot at 16. Twice he made bogey but he responded to the first (at No. 1) with three straight red numbers at 2, 3 and 4 before bouncing back from another square at 6 with a circle at 7. This matches his lowest round at Fanling.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:32:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick cannot get enough of the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates; he posted a second round of 5-under-par 35-32=67 to total 10-under 134 and claim the 36-hole lead at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Englishman completed a tenth consecutive under-par round on the Greg Norman design, a tenth circuit which has ended with him ranked inside the top ten and he now averages 68.20 per lap - a successful defense of his title is definitely on the cards. At No. 3 he rolled in a 30'0" par-breaker, negotiating a shoulder on the green with no fuss. He then reached the turn with a birdie-bogey duo at 7 and 8. The back nine saw more action, opening with a tick at ten. At 14 his 3-wood approach to the 626-yard par-5 chased up the green to kick-in range for eagle, at 15 his 18'0" birdie putt from off the green went in at pace, at 18 more red seemed unlikely but he drained from 20'0". He is one shot clear of Tyrrell Hatton with Julian Suri, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat T3 on 8-under. He's flying under the radar this week: "Everyone is focussed on the Race to Dubai," he said. "I've nothing to lose."
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 07:28:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick started his defense of the DP World Tour Championship title in bold fashion with a 5-under-par 33-34=67 first round on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, two shots back of the clubhouse pacesetter Patrick Reed.

The Englishman is in a fine run of form, winning the European Masters in September and not ending a week outside the top 15 since. Yet during that run his opening lap has been nothing better than solid, with last week's 70 for T10 the closest to the lead. If he was going to change that, it is not surprising he should do so at this course: this is his ninth lap on it and he has never ended one of them outside the top ten. He opened with four straight pars and then threw three birdies in before the turn (at 5, 8 and 9). The back nine saw even more pars to begin with (seven) before he sprinted home with ticks at 17 and 18. The former thanks to draining a putt from 30'0".
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 07:13:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick is all set the defend the DP World Tour Championship title he so impressively won at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai 12 months ago.

In just two appearances in the Tour's grand finale the 23-year-old has proved that his lack of distance from the tee is no impediment to success on the 7,675 yard course. What's more he's done it without ever once lying outside the top ten at the end of any round. In 2015 he posted 68-69-68-70 to finish T4, then last year 69-69-66 got him T2 after 54 holes and a closing 67 overhauled Tyrrell Hatton's back nine lead. On that first start he ranked 6th for All-Round game with putting his only weakness; last year he topped both the Total Putting and All-Round rankings. He was triumphant in the European Masters in early September and hasn't been outside the top 15 since (a run of seven events in total).
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 03:42:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick blitzed a bogey-free round of 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the Turkish Airlines Open to hit the halfway mark on 8-under 134, tied for second on the live leaderboard but six back of the on-course leader Nicolas Colsaerts.

The Englishman has made just one error through 36 holes at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, but on his second circuit there was not one. He cruised to the turn with seven pars and birdies at 7 and 9. On the back nine there two more red numbers (at 13 and 17) plus an eagle-3 at the 503-yard par-5 15th. He's making a debut on the course but was T26 in the tournament in 2015 when three poor rounds (73-73-72) were mixed with a sensational round two 63. He's looking for a sixth top 15 finish in a row, and also a second win of the year.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:13:00 AM

Matt Fitzpatrick fired a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in round two of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, advancing to 7-under 136 at the midpoint.

The Englishman is one of just six players to have posted two rounds in the 60s so far and his efforts have taken him to T6 although that's six behind Dustin Johnson. With scoring just under a shot harder today, Fitzpatrick's 69 helped him climb five spots up the leaderboard. He struggled a little over the first six holes after wiping out an early birdie at 2 with bogeys at 3 and 5 but made five birdies in 10 holes from the 7th to the 16th. Another shot went at 17 before he parred the last. Fitzpatrick, as usual, is compensating for his shorter hitting (averaging nearly 40 yards less than DJ so far) with some solid iron play although his putter is a little cold (56th in Putts Per Round after 36).
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 05:24:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick claimed his fourth European Tour title, the 2017 Omega European Masters, overcoming pre-round leader Scott Hend on the third play-off hole after he had earlier completed a fourth round 6-under-par 32-32=64 for a final total of 14-under 266 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Switzerland.

At the first play-off hole the two had both fought for par, at the second Fitzpatrick gave it a look from 12’0" before Hend pulled a 5’0" attempt wide of the cup, at the third time of asking the 23-year-old Englishman’s par was enough to grab the win. Earlier he had made bold moves towards the end of both nines to burst into the play-off and catch Hend from four shots back with 18 holes to play. In the first exchanges he gained a shot at 2 but lost it at 5. No matter, he splashed a trio of red at 6, 7 and 8 (the latter from 8’0"), added another at 10 from 12’0" and then repeated the hat-trick feat at 14, 15 and 16. The last of those was only the second par breaker of the day at the tricky par-3. He dropped a shot at 17, but parred the final hole to set a target only Hend could match.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Matthew Fitzpatrick has weekend aspirations in the Omega European Masters after hitting a second round 5-under-par 33-32=65 to post a halfway total of 8-under 132 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC.

The Englishman heads into the final two rounds tied for sixth and five shots back of the leader Scott Hend, but given his record at the Swiss course he’ll be confident of his chances. He finished second in 2015 and was T7 12 months ago, a fine effort after his first round 75 left him T130. On Friday he was error-free and started with five pars before adding a brace of birdies at 5 and 6. His back nine advances came at 10, 13 and 14. Seven of his last ten laps of this course have needed 66 or fewer swings.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Matthew Fitzpatrick has played all 12 rounds in the majors this year and will look to extend that to 16 and hopefully make a challenge in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.

Having finished T7 in the 2016 Masters, the young Englishman knows he can handle big courses despite a lack of length off the tee so gamers concerned by his driving distance numbers shouldn't rule him out too easily on that front. A bigger concern is a lack of recent form which shows no top 40s in his last five starts. That run includes T35 at the U.S. Open and T44 in The Open at Royal Hoylake while earlier this year he was 32nd at Augusta National. It's his usually impressive putter that's holding Fitzpatrick back at the moment but if it does click on the greens he has the iron play and mental toughness to offer some decent reward this week. This will be his first start at Quail Hollow.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 07:29:00 AM