The Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, a member of the European team that won the Ryder Cup in Rome eight days ago, rounded off an excellent moment by winning this Monday the Alfred Dunhill Links championship, of the DP World Tour, which was played on three Scottish courses and finished , after the suspension of Saturday and Sunday due to torrential rains, with only 54 holes played.
Matt Fitzpatrick, results
Matt Fitzpatrick, 29 years old and current world number 8, scored 197 strokes (-19), with a third card with 66, and concluded with a three-shot advantage over the trio made up of his compatriots Marcus Armitage and Mattew Southgate and the New Zealander Ryan Fox, who shared second place.
It is his tenth title as a professional, including a 'major' (four majors), the US Open 2022. The tournament, which is traditionally played on the Old Course St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, with each player playing one day in each of them, was greatly affected by heavy rain, which left parts of the courses flooded.
For this reason, the Saturday and Sunday rounds were suspended, and it was decided to end this Monday, with the golfers acting on the course they were missing. Matt Fitzpatrick's victory began to take shape on Friday, with an excellent second round (64 strokes) that already left him as the sole leader, one ahead of the Spanish Nacho Elvira and the Scotsman Grant Forrest.
This Monday, he confirmed his victory with eight birdies and two bogeys. On the other hand, Forrest sank, with 71 (-1), and especially Nacho Elvira, with 73 (+1). The best Spaniard was Adri Arnaus, sharing fourteenth position with 204 (-12).
Of the rest, Alejandro del Rey with 207 (-9), Santiago Tarrío, with 209 (-7); Jorge Campillo, with 210 (-6), Rafa CAbrera Bello with 212 (-4) and Ángel Hidalgo with 213 (-3). Matt Fitzpatrick (born 1 September 1994) is an English golfer.
Professional since 2014, he plays domestically on both the PGA Tour and European Tour circuits; he won his first Major, the U.S. Open, in 2022 and 2023 he achieved his second victory on the PGA circuit with the RBC Heritage.
On the European Tour, he won several tournaments including, twice, the DP World Tour Championship (2016 and 2020) and the Omega European Masters (2016 and 2017) and before winning the first Major in his career, he won the 'Andalucía Masters in 2021.
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