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.

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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 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.

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

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x