20 Things You Didn't Know About Matt Fitzpatrick

Get to know 2022 US Open champion and multiple DP World Tour winner Matt Fitzpatrick better...

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Full nameMatthew Thomas Fitzpatrick
Date of birthSeptember 1 1994
BornSheffield, England
ResidesSheffield, England and Jupiter, Florida
CollegeNorthwestern University
Turned pro2014
DP World Tour wins8
Major wins1
Career high world ranking9th
Current tour(s)PGA Tour, DP World Tour
CaddieBilly Foster
SponsorsSkechers, 2K Sports, Rolex, Workday, Titleist, Protiviti, Troon, Bettinardi, DemandScience

Matt Fitzpatrick has emerged as one of the very best golfers from the UK and is also a Major champion after victory at the 2022 US Open. Not only did the Englishman triumph at Brookline after winning the 2013 US Amateur Championship at the same venue, but he has built a fantastic resume around his Major scalp. Here, we get to know him better with these 20 facts...

1. Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick was born 1st September 1994 in Sheffield, England.

2. He is a huge Sheffield United fan and was seen handing out the club's shirt at the Phoenix Open in 2022.

3. Matt has a younger brother called Alex who is also a professional golfer. Both men have played in the Walker Cup - Matt in 2013 and Alex in both 2019 and 2021, with both appearing at The 151st Open Championship.

4. Fitzpatrick rose up the ranks of the amateur game very quickly, becoming the World No.1 amateur in 2013 and 2014. He held the honour for a total of 21 weeks.

5. He won the low amateur honours at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

6. After getting to the number one spot, he attended Northwestern University in Chicago to play for their golf team, the Wildcats. He left after just one semester.

7. He turned professional after the 2014 US Open, where he was the only amateur from 11 players to make the halfway cut. He finished at +11 for the four rounds at Pinehurst No.2.

8. His handicap was +4 at the time of turning professional.

Matt Fitzpatrick holds the US Amateur trophy in 2013

Fitzpatrick holds the US Amateur trophy following his three stroke victory in 2013

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9. His first professional win came at the 2015 British Masters. Afterwards, he acknowledged that a new car might be on the horizon after several fellow professionals ripped into him for driving a Ford Mondeo. Speaking to reporters at the time about his dream car, he said; "It's an Ascari A10 but my dad won't let me spend it all on that".

10. In 2018, he became the first player since Seve Ballesteros to successfully defend an Omega European Masters title. That victory, at the age of 23, meant he surpassed Nick Faldo as the youngest Englishman to win five times on the European Tour.

11. He has made two appearances in the Ryder Cup - 2016 & 2021 - but is yet to win a match in the event. He has only ever played foursomes and singles matches, however.

12. Fitzpatrick has veteran caddie Billy Foster on the bag, who has worked with the likes of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke in the past.

13. His best world ranking to date is 6th.

14. His 2022 US Open victory at Brookline meant that he joined Jack Nicklaus as the second man to win a US Open and US Amateur at the same venue.

15. He is mainly an equipment free agent. Matt Fitzpatrick's clubs are made by a range of different brands. He does have a deal with Bettinardi to use the brand's putters and Titleist to use the company's ball, though.

16. He made a hole-in-one during a practice round for the 2022 WM Phoenix Open and also at the 2023 US Open.

17. He spends his time between Jupiter, Florida and Sheffield, England.

18. His home club in Florida is The Dye Preserve, while his home club in England is The Hallamshire.

19. Fitzpatrick has won $20.5m on the PGA Tour.

20. He has won over €22.5m on the DP World Tour.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22

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