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Golf – US Open: a double first for Fitzpatrick – rts.ch

Nine years after having triumphed there as an amateur on the same course in Brookline (Massachusetts), Matt Fitzpatrick won his first Major, the US Open. It is also his first title on the North American PGA Tour.

Author of several spectacular putts, the Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick beat in a thrilling final, with a one-step lead, the Americans Scottie Scheffler, world No. 1 and winner of the Masters in April, and Will Zalatoris (14th) who still fails to 2nd place a month after the PGA Championship.

I have no words. It’s a cliché, but it’s what you dream of growing up. It’s something I’ve worked so hard for for so long. My first victory. In a Major. There is nothing better“, commented Fitzpatrick, 18th player in the world.

The native of Sheffield has become the 7th golfer in history to make a Major his first title, the first since Danny Willett (Masters 2016). Before this consecration, his professional career had its finest hours on the European circuit, where he won 7 titles in 2015 and 2021 including 2 consecutive European Masters in Crans-Montana (2017, 2018).

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