Oct 11th, 2015
Matt Fitpatrick joins the big time
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Good Work, Young Fella!!!!!! Matt Fitpatrick joins the big time.
"Thanks lads, but has anyone got any Mountain Dew?"
Matthew Fitzpatrick captured his maiden European Tour title with a two-stroke win in the British Masters at Woburn.
The 21-year-old was tied for the lead overnight but Soren Kjeldsen and Fabrizio Zanotti picked up three shots to lead by two at halfway.
But then Fitz blazed up the back nine, shooting four birdies in seven holes to shoot 68 and post an unbeatable 15 under total.
Former world number one Luke Donald got to within one of the lead but finished four shots adrift in a share of fifth.
"This could be the start of a beautiful relationship": Fitz and his caddie Tom Ridley
Fitz, who won the 2013 US Amateur Championship, holed a crucial eight foot putt for par at the 14th, and then moved ahead with a superb 20-foot downhill birdie putt at the next. Then the advantage became two shots when Kjeldsen bogeyed the 16th after his drive finished behind a tree.
This guy only turned pro last year, and I know we've all been raving about him and predicting what was possible for him, but WOW, did he deliver this weekend.
Fitz went one better than fellow limey Justin Rose to become the youngest winner of the tournament, which returned to the tour schedule after a seven-year absence.
"The fans were incredible and I can't thank them enough," Fitzpatrick said. "My family have been incredible, I can never thank them enough."
Good Work Fella!!!!!!!