'Oh No!' - Alex Fitzpatrick Lips Out For 59 While On Golf Trip With Brother

Alex, who was playing with his Major winning brother, Matt, saw his putt for 59 agonisingly lip out

Fitzpatrick misses a lengthy putt for 59
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59 is a magical number in golf, with it being a target that very few players will ever hit. Put it this way, on the PGA Tour there have been 11 59s and just one 58, that's over a period of 50+ years. Essentially, it's very rare.

Although they are perhaps becoming a bit more common, such is the depth and skill of the current crops of players, it's still something that should be celebrated. So, for Alex Fitzpatrick, brother to 2022 US Open winner, Matt, it was heartbreaking when his lengthy putt for the magical 59 lipped out while he was on a golf trip with his brother and friends.

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On a trip at Streamsong, it is believed that Alex went 28-32 and Streamsong Red, which also included a hole-in-one at the eighth hole! Along with the ace, because that was obviously not enough for the Englishman, he carded nine birdies, an eagle and just one bogey.

Alex, who recently turned professional, was recorded by his brother Matt, with the putt lipping out causing a distraught reaction from everyone who was present on the 18th green.

Notably, in the video, you can hear the excitement from the lads present, with cries of "go on then" as the ball trundles its way to the hole. As it is tracking, it appears for all the world that it is going to drop, however, golf is a humbling game and, with pretty much the last roll, it lips out on the right hand side.

Matt Fitzpatrick with his mum, dad and brother after winning the 2022 US Open

Alex and Matt with their mum and dad after Matt secured the 2022 US Open

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The reaction? Well, it's safe to say it was disbelief, with some falling to the ground, some in stunned silence and Alex's brother, Matt repeatedly shouting "oh no!" Either way, it must have been an incredible round to watch and a stark reminder of why we love, and hate, this game.

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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