Matt Fitzpatrick is an English professional golf player, who won the 2013 US Amateur and 2015 British Masters. He was born and raised in Sheffield, England. As a young kid, he was a keen supporter of Sheffield United, a local football club. He had a younger brother named Alex who played once in the 2019 Walker Cup to represent Wake Forest University.
Fitzpatrick started his amateur career when he won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship. He also finished as a low amateur at the 2013 Open Championship by winning a silver medal. Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Mullen were the only ones to make it to the cut, where Fitzpatrick had finished on spot number 294, while Mullen is on the 299th spot. By the following year, he won the US Amateur, which is his gateway to enter more prestigious tournaments, such as the 2014 Masters Tournament, Open Championship, and the US Open.
He also enrolled at Northwestern University where he’s got to play as a golf player for the Northwestern Wildcats. After a semester, he left the university and decided to pursue a full-time professional golf career.
Things that Fitzpatrick had hoped for began when he turned into a professional golfer at the 2014 Irish Open. He also starts to receive invitations and sponsorships on the European and Challenge Tour. In November 2014, he finished 11th place in the 2014 European Tour Qualifying School, where it earned him to be qualified for the 2015 European Tour.
In November 2016, he won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, and he considered this as the biggest win of his career. In 2017, he also won the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. In 2020, he successfully won his second title for the DP World Tour Championship, and this is considered to be his first Rolex Series title.
2013 Mark H. McCormack MedalT7 at 2016 Masters TournamentT12 at 2018 and 2019 US OpenT23 at 2021 PGA Championship