The 27-year-old English golfer, Matthew Fitzpatrick, has won the 122nd U.S Open, making it his first major golf championship title. Fitzpatrick is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open since Justin Rose in 2013 and is the youngest player from England to win a major since 1970.
The 2022 U.S. Open Championship took place on June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, the club’s fourth time hosting the 72- hole stroke play tournament. Previously, Fitzpatrick won the 2013 Amateur at The Country Club and is now among Jack Nicklaus and Juli Inkster in winning two championships at the same venue.
Fitzpatrick finished the tournament on Sunday six-under-par, claiming his victory by one stroke from Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler. He attributed his win to staying patient and keeping a positive attitude.
As a result of his triumph, Fitzpatrick earned 600 FedExCup points, moving him to tenth place in points. He was also awarded a whopping $3,150,000, making him number six on the money list, and the Wanamaker Trophy. After the trophy presentation, Fitzpatrick reflected on his major win. He commented, “No words. It’s what you grow up dreaming of. It’s something I’ve worked so hard for – for such a long time – it was a big monkey on my back trying to win over here, all they ever talked about was that, and to do it as a major for my first win – there’s nothing better.”
Earlier today, Fitzpatrick took to Instagram to express the honor and his utmost gratitude. His emotional caption reads, “What. A. Day. From being a little kid this is a moment I could only dream of. To achieve one of my career goals yesterday was truly incredible. Having my family and some of my closest friends there to watch me win meant the world. Words really can’t describe the feeling of winning a major, it’s 1000x better than I ever thought it would be. Thank you to everyone for the kind words and support!”