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Matthe w Fitzpatrick

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. Early life Fitzpatrick was born in Sheffield and attended Tapton School where he sat Alevels in 2013.[2] His younger brother Alex is an amateur golfer attending Wake Forest University. He has been selected for the 2019 Walker Cup.[3] Amateur career 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.[4] Fitzpatrick and Jimmy Mullen were the only amateurs to make the cut, with Fitzpatrick finishing on 294 to Mullen's 299.[5] 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.[6] The U.S. Amateur win took him to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking[7] which earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal.[8] 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;[9] however he left after one semester, in January 2014, to pursue a full-time amateur golf career.[10] Professional career Fitzpatrick turned professional after the 2014 U.S. Open,[11] forfeiting his exemption to the 2014 Open Championship.[12] 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. In November 2014, he entered the 2014 European Tour Qualifying School[13] where he finished in 11th place and qualified for the 2015 European Tour. 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.

 

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