Matt Fitzpatrick Wins 122nd US Open
For a guy who’s won seven times on the DP World Tour, Matt Fitzpatrick sure got an earful here in the United States.
Despite being a very accomplished player, contending often and playing in two Ryder Cups, Fitzpatrick frequently was asked about his lack of a victory on American soil.
On some of the country’s most sacred footing in the sport, the Englishman outdueled Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler on a raw, overcast Sunday at The Country Club to win the 122nd U.S. Open.
After grabbing a share of the lead with a 50-foot birdie on the 13th and then gaining the lead with a 19-foot birdie on the 15th,
Fitzpatrick’s bid from 18 feet on the final hole to win the championship — set up by a brilliant bunker shot from 155 yards — missed left.
"The feeling’s out of this world," Fitzpatrick said. "It is so cliché, but it’s stuff you dream of as a kid. To achieve it, I can retire a happy man tomorrow."