- Matt Fitzpatrick is a big hero.
- The Englishman beat the likes of Scotty Scheffler and Will Zalatores on Sunday.
- The Fitzpatrick Fairway vault shot on the 72nd hole was the championship shot.
Sunday was Matt Fitzpatrick’s prime day. The 27-year-old claimed his first professional win on American soil and his first major tournament win by winning the US Open in Brooklyn.
Fitzpatrick also took his win in elite style, capturing 17 of 18 greens during the last round, the last green in regulation being even more impressive.
Fitzpatrick stuck to a one-shot lead over partner Will Zalatores and Scotty Scheffler already in the club at 5-under, dragging his tee left into the fairway bunker on the last hole.
Fitzpatrick was left 161 yards from the flag, but he also had to deal with a pile of grass in front of his ball. Being forced to hit a piece of a Fairway bunker on the 72nd hole of a major championship by a single shot isn’t exactly perfect, but it made it look easy.
He did not waste time, chose his goal from afar, and executed the shot perfectly.
The Fitzpatrick fairway shot will never be forgotten and golf enthusiasts will surely remember it for years to come too.
With his victory, Fitzpatrick became the first player on the PGA Tour to win his first US Open victory since Graeme McDowell achieved the same feat in 2010. Fitzpatrick also joined Jack Nicklaus as the second man ever to win the US Open and US Amateur at Same golf course, where he won the USA title at Brookline back in 2013.