Matt Fitzpatrick: "I grew up, more confident"


Matt Fitzpatrick: "I grew up, more confident"
Matt Fitzpatrick: "I grew up, more confident" © Richard Heathcote / Getty Images Sport

"How much have I improved since my first Ryder Cup in 2016? Looking back, at the time I wasn't fully ready yet, I was very young; by my second participation in 2021 I was a better player. Now I'm even more experienced, in I've learned many things in these two years.

I have more confidence than before, and it's a very important thing when you play at this level." This is what Matt Fitzpatrick, an English golfer and member of Team Europe, said in the press conference at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, home of the Ryder Cup '23.

"What matters during a Ryder? First of all the captain must be very clear, and have good communication with the team through the captains.

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Sleeping is another important thing, the days start early and last a long time", adds the world number 8, winner of the U.S.

Open in 2022. Finally, a joke about the possibility of playing another Ryder Cup in the future together with his brother Alex, following in the footsteps of the Molinari brothers: "I hope so, it would be fantastic to share such an experience with him".

The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf tournament pitting teams from Europe and the United States against each other. The Ryder Cup was born in 1927 (in 1926 the American and Great Britain teams competed on the East Course at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey (Great Britain), but it was not official).

After more than 45 years of American dominance (the British only won the trophy once between 1935 and 1973), the British team was joined by players from Ireland in 1973, and later also by players from the rest of Europe thanks to Severiano Ballesteros, who He convinced the British Isles to include the rest of the European countries (starting in 1979).

This inclusion of players made the tournament considerably more competitive. Currently the matches are officiated jointly by the USPGA and the PGA European Tour.

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