Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick (born 1 September 1994) is an English professional golfer. His biggest achievement as an amateur was winning the 2013 U.S. Amateur. His first professional win was in the 2015 British Masters.
Fitzpatrick in 2014
|Full name||Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick|
|Born||1 September 1994|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Highest ranking||18 (2 August 2020)|
(as of 9 August 2020)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T7: 2016|
|PGA Championship||T41: 2019|
|U.S. Open||T12: 2018, 2019|
|The Open Championship||T20: 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
Fitzpatrick was born in Sheffield and attended Tapton School where he sat A-levels in 2013. His younger brother Alex is an amateur golfer attending Wake Forest University. He has been selected for the 2019 Walker Cup.
Fitzpatrick won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell). He made the cut at the 2013 Open Championship and finished as low amateur, winning The Silver Medal. Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Mullen were the only amateurs to make the cut, with Fitzpatrick finishing on 294 to Mullen's 299. Later in 2013, Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur, which earned him invitations to the 2014 Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and Open Championship provided he remained an amateur. The U.S. Amateur win took him to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking which earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal. In September 2013 he played in the Walker Cup.
In September 2013 Fitzpatrick enrolled at the Northwestern University to play college golf with the Northwestern Wildcats; however he left after one semester, in January 2014, to pursue a full-time amateur golf career.
Fitzpatrick turned professional after the 2014 U.S. Open, forfeiting his exemption to the 2014 Open Championship. His professional debut was at the 2014 Irish Open, after which he played several competitions on the European Tour and Challenge Tour on sponsor and tournament invitations.
Fitzpatrick started the 2015 season missing six cuts in the first eight competitions on the season; in June, he registered a third place at the Lyoness Open quickly followed, in July 2015, by second place at the Omega European Masters a shot behind Danny Willett, winning the second prize of €300,000. His maiden victory came in October 2015, when he won the British Masters at Woburn, winning the first prize of £500,000 (€671,550). After this result, he entered the world top 100 for the first time with a ranking of 59. He finished his rookie season on tour with one win, nine top-10 placements, and a 12th place in the final Order of Merit.
In April 2016, Fitzpatrick competed at the 2016 Masters Tournament, finishing tied for the 7th place; in June, he won the 2016 Nordea Masters and reached the 32nd place in the Official World Golf Ranking, his best position to date. Thanks to his results on the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the European Tour he obtained an automatic selection for the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Amateur wins (2)Edit
Professional wins (5)Edit
European Tour wins (5)Edit
|Race to Dubai finals series (1)|
|Other European Tour (4)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||11 Oct 2015||British Masters||−15 (64-69-68-68=269)||2 strokes|| Søren Kjeldsen, Shane Lowry,|
|2||5 Jun 2016||Nordea Masters||−16 (68-65-68-71=272)||3 strokes||Lasse Jensen|
|3||20 Nov 2016||DP World Tour Championship, Dubai||−17 (69-69-66-67=271)||1 stroke||Tyrrell Hatton|
|4||10 Sep 2017||Omega European Masters1||−14 (67-65-70-64=266)||Playoff||Scott Hend|
|5||9 Sep 2018||Omega European Masters (2)||−17 (69-64-63-67=263)||Playoff||Lucas Bjerregaard|
1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour
European Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||2017||Omega European Masters||Scott Hend||Won with par on third extra hole|
|2||2018||Omega European Masters||Lucas Bjerregaard||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||2019||BMW International Open||Andrea Pavan||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
Results in major championshipsEdit
Results not in chronological order in 2020.
|The Open Championship||T44LA||CUT||T44||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T20||NT|
LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||5||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit
|The Players Championship||CUT||CUT||T46||T41|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = no tournament
"T" = Tied
- "Week 31 2020 Ending 2 Aug 2020" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
- Bull, Andy. "US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick aims to cut a dash at the Masters". The Guardian.
- "2018–19 Men's Golf Roster Alex Fitzpatrick". godeacs.com. Wake Forest University Athletics. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
- Lavner, Ryan (21 July 2013). "Englishman Fitzpatrick, 18, low amateur at Open". Golf Channel. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Scott, Ged (19 July 2013). "The Open 2013: Jimmy Mullen keeps Silver Medal hopes alive". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- "U.S. Am: Matt Fitzpatrick tops Goss". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Matthew Fitzpatrick becomes the World's number one amateur". WAGR. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- "Fitzpatrick and Ko win Mark H McCormack Medals as leading amateurs". WAGR. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
- Stein, Cassie (2 July 2013). "Collegians Forrest, Stow, Fitzpatrick qualify for Open". Golfweek. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Evans, Farrell (9 January 2014). "Matt Fitzpatrick leaves Northwestern". ESPN. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Matt Fitzpatrick to turn professional after US Open". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Lavner, Ryan (20 May 2014). "U.S. Am champ Fitzpatrick turning pro after Pinehurst". Golf Channel. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- "British youngster Matt Fitzpatrick seals European Tour place for next season after fine finish at Spanish Qualifying School". Daily Mail. London. 22 November 2014.
- Murray, Ewan (20 November 2016). "Matthew Fitzpatrick holds nerve to win DP World Tour Championship in Dubai". The Guardian.