11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schmid

11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schmid

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Get to know the Open record breaker, Matthias Schmid, a little bit better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schmid

Matthias Schmid is one golf's up and coming stars with a number of big amateur wins, as well as a few professional appearances under his belt already.

As the German begins his career in the game, get to know him here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schmid

1. Matthias Schmid was born 18th November 1997 in Germany.

2. He attended the University of Louisville from 2017 to 2021, competing for the Louisville Cardinals golf team.

3. Schmid's dad was a club professional, working an hour north of Munich. He has also been seen caddying for his son at events, including the 2021 US Open (opens in new tab).

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Schmid during the 2021 Open Championship. (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

4. Whilst at University, Schmid recorded a 69.91 scoring average during the 2019-20 season, the second best in their history.

5. The German won the 2019 and 2020 European Amateur Championship, becoming the first player to defend the tournament since Ashley Chesters in 2013 and 2014.

6. Schmid has dated his girlfriend, Nora, since 2017.

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7. In 2017, he won the Bavarian Men's Championship.

8. At the 2019 Open Championship, Schmid was assigned a locker in the 'champions corner,' with the German getting photos with Rory McIlroy (opens in new tab) and Tiger Woods.

9. At the 2021 BMW International Open, he recorded a top-15 finish on the European Tour as an amateur.

10. In 2021, Schmid shot a 65 at The Open Championship, the round was the joint lowest ever round by an amateur, with Tom Lewis the other player to shoot a 65. (opens in new tab)

11. Schmid enjoys skiing and football, with the German meeting World Cup winner, Thomas Muller, in 2019.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.