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Who is Matt Fitzpatrick?
Matt Fitzpatrick, originally Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick, is a well-recognized international professional English golfer. Besides, the English professional golfer has won on the European Tour numerous times. According to the Official World Golf Ranking, the player is presently ranked 18th.
Incredibly, the Englishman has had a very fruitful amateur and professional career, winning several illustrious tournaments along the way. In-fact, Matt earned the U.S. Amateur in 2013 while still an amateur, and he went on to win his first professional match at the 2015 British Masters. Likewise, Matt won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship (Hollinwell) at Notts Golf Club.
In most recent news, at the U.S. Open in June 2022, he captured his first major title with a one-shot victory at Brookline Country Club, the same place where he claimed the U.S.
Profile of Matt Fitzpatrick
|Full Name||Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick|
|Popular As||Matt Fitzpatrick|
|Birthdate||1st September, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England|
|Profession||Professional English Golfer|
|Race / Ethnicity||Undisclosed|
|Age||27 Years Old|
|Height||5’10” (178 cm)|
|Parents||Russell Fitzpatrick (Father) & Susan Fitzpatrick (Mother)|
|Net Worth||$10 Million USD|
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick was born on 1st September 1994 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England to parents Russell Fitzpatrick and Susan Fitzpatrick. Consequently, he absolutely adores Sheffield United. In addition, he has a younger brother Alex Fitzpatrick who is a brilliant golfer as well. Moreover, Alex is now among the top 10 golfers in the world according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He participated in the 2014 Open Championship before beginning the European Tour Qualifying School in November of that year.
Based on the reports, Matt participated in the 2013 Walker Cup, while Alex competed in 2019 and 2021. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick’s first amateur victory came in 2012 when he took home the title for Boys Amateur. Subsequently, he won silver in the Open Championship the following year. Likewise, Matt won the 2013 US Amateur that same year, which was his biggest amateur triumph. As a consequence, he rose to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking as a result of this victory. Moreover, on September of 2013, he attended school at Northwest University and competed in college golf there for the Northwestern Wildcats.
Nonetheless, Fitzpatrick turned professional in 2014 and made his professional debut at the Irish Open 2014. He later qualified for the 2014 European Tour through Q school in November. Following this, Matt earned his first international tournament at the 2015 British Masters. Thereafter, he again claimed two international championships the following year, including the DP World Tour Championship.
Regardless, he now ranks among the top 50 in the OWGR. The pro-golfer presently boasts 5 victories on the European Tour and 7 victories across the globe. Similarly, in the 2020 season, he made his PGA Tour debut. He recently took part in the US Open 2022 during the current PGA Tour season.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s Professional Career
Matt Fitzpatrick commenced his golf career at Notts Golf Club; Matt won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship (Hollinwell). The following year, he qualified for the 2013 Open Championship, finished low among amateurs, and took home The Silver Medal. In addition, the same year, he participated in the Walker Cup in September.
Incredibly, Fitzpatrick advanced swiftly through the amateur levels, winning the title of top amateur in 2013 and 2014. Reportedly, he held the top position for a total of 21 weeks. He entered Northwestern University to play golf for the Wildcats after reaching the top rank there. However, he left after just one semester.
After the 2014 US Open, he declared professional. Apparently, he was the only amateur out of 11 players to make the halfway cut. 2015’s British Masters saw him earn his first professional victory. Similarly, Fitzpatrick finished in a tie for seventh place at the 2016 Master’s Tournament in April. Afterwards, he triumphed at the World DP Tour Championship in Dubai in November 2016 which is considered as his best Major performance to date. In the meantime, Matt achieved his third career victory in the DP World Tour Championship.
In 2018, he made history as the very first competitor to successfully defend an Omega European Masters title since Seve Ballesteros. However, he is yet to claim a victory in the Ryder Cup having participated twice in 2016 and 2020.
Remarkably, Fitzpatrick defeated Lee Westwood, the eventual Race to Dubai champion and claimed his second DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in December 2020. Soon-after, Matt participated in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, in September representing the European team.
Honors & Achievements
Matt has had a prolific career so far. At the U.S. Open, Matt earned his first PGA TOUR tournament and major championship title, making him the first player since Danny Willett to do it at the 2016 Masters Tournament.
In September 2017, he won the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Then, in a playoff win in September 2018, he successfully defended his Omega European Masters title in 2018. Similarly, in December 2020, Fitzpatrick defeated the winner of the Race to Dubai and gained his second DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Moreover, he was included in the European team’s Ruder Cup 2021 roster.
Following that, he competed in the third round of the 2022 WGC-Dell match. Likewise, on 18th June, 2022, he participated in the third round of the US Open golf tournament at the Country Club in Brookline. During the tournament, Fitzpatrick advanced to the final round of the US Open golf event in 2022 before taking first place on June 19 at the Country Club in Brookline.
Fitzpatrick’s Personal-life & Relationships
Matt Fitzpatrick is yet to be hitched; however, he is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Lydia Cassada. Based on the inside sources, the couple allegedly met while they were both students at Northwestern University. Since then, they have been a couple for more than five years.
In the meanwhile, Cassada is a native of Georgia. In college, she used to play lacrosse. Accordingly, she has the position of Senior Manager at Doremus at the moment.
Fitzpatrick stands at 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall and weighs around 155 lbs (70 kg). In addition, he has light brown hair and dark brown pair of eyes.
Social Media Handles of Matt Fitzpatrick
Matt Fitzpatrick is accessible on various social media platforms where he frequently updates his followers on his matches as well as personal life-events. Moreover, he has amassed 153k Instagram followers while he has 145.5k followers on Twitter as of July 2022.
Net Worth of Matt Fitzpatrick
As of early 2022, Matthew Fitzpatrick’s personal worth is valued $10 million. Based on media reports, he has received $10,082,766 in compensation over his professional career. Allegedly, the golfer’s earnings from competitions alone were almost $2.6 million in the 2021–22 seasons.
In addition, Matt participated in the Arnold Palmer Invitational 8 times and earned around $2 million. Also, Fitzpatrick just earned $219,675 for finishing T10 in the RBC Canadian Open.
Besides, the player has a long history of success and numerous brand endorsement commitments. High-profile names like Rolex watches, Titleist, Protiviti, and Bettinardi are among the brands he has collaborated with. Following the Masters competition in 2016, Fitzpatrick initially joined Rolex. He has been donning headwear with the Workday emblem since 2018 as part of his contract with the finance and HR firm. Recently, is contracted to multi-year apparel collaboration with Castore. Apparently, he will compete in all events sporting merchandise from the company as part of the agreement.