United States Open: Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick is US Open champion


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BROOKLINE, Mass. Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick won the US Open, earning his first major title on the same path where he won the amateur title nine years ago.

Fitzpatrick returned 68 (-2) to the Brookline Golf Club course and beat Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler by one stroke on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick has the final say on Zalatoris at the US Open

Leading by one stroke, Fitzpatrick bunkered his tee shot on the 18th hole. However, he reached the center of the green and putted twice to confirm his par and cumulative score of minus-6.

“I have no words. It’s what you dream of growing up. It’s something I’ve worked so hard for for so long. My first win. In a major. It doesn’t get any better,” commented the 18th player at the world.

“It’s one of the best shots I’ve ever hit in my life. When I saw the ball come out of the sand, I couldn’t have been happier,” he reacted.

Originally from Sheffield, he was only 18 when he won in 2013 at the Country Club located on the outskirts of Boston. Eleven other golfers have obtained the same double, including the legendary Jack Nicklaus, the only one to have done it like him on the same course, that of Peeble Beach in California.

“It means a lot to know that my name is next to yours. I don’t know if he’s listening to me, but she pissed me off a bit earlier this year when I got my Bears Club card. He said to me ‘Finally! Congratulations, on achieving this victory in the United States. Now I can tell him ‘Jack, I won a second time this year’ “, she said with a smile.

Zalatoris was the only golfer to force extra time, as he faced a 14-foot putt for a birdie, but the ball just missed the holeshot.

“Matt’s shot on the 18th hole will be remembered for the rest of US Open history,” said Zalatoris. I got closer and found that you had to have the guts to aim for the hole. Just the fact that he tried it and was able to take a look at himself for a little bird is amazing. I give him the hat. He played well all week and did a good lap today. “

At the same time, Zalatoris settled for second place in a second consecutive major tournament. He lost in extra time to Justin Thomas last month at the PGA Championship.

Zalatoris has earned a sixth place in the top-10 in seven majors since making his major debut at the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot.

Fitzpatrick hit 17 greens in prescribed shots. He became the first Brit to win the US Open since Justin Rose in 2013. That year, Fitzpatrick triumphed in the amateur tournament.

He also joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to have won the US Open and amateurs who leaned on the same court. Nicklaus had joined the venture at Pebble Beach in 1961 and 1972.

Scheffler had put pressure on by bringing the chalet back a 67 lead, at 5 minus. Notably he had managed to birdie the 17th pennant to force Fitzpatrick to finish the round without a collision.

The round of the day came from Hideki Matsuyama’s sticks. The Japanese shot 65 points and took fourth place alone, with a cumulative score of minus-3.

Canadian Adam Hadwin completed the course in 71 strokes and finished the event in seventh place at 1 under.

Fitzpatrick took the lead with a long putt


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