Originally from Sheffield, he was only 18 when he won in 2013 at the Country Club on the outskirts of Boston. Eleven golfers, including the legendary Jack Nicholas, have set the same double record on the same course at People’s Beach in California. “It means a lot to know that my name is next to yours. I do not know if he listens to me, but at the beginning of the year, when I received my Pierce Club membership card (owned by Nicholas, editorial note) he annoyed me a little. He told me: Finally! Congratulations on this success in the United States. I can tell him now: Jack, I won for the second time this year, ”he said with a smile.
In doing so, he became the seventh golfer to win his first title in Fitzpatrick history after Orville Moody (US Open 1969), Paul Larry (British Open 1999), Shawn Michael (PGA Championship 2003), and Michael Campbell (US Open 2005). ), Louis Oosthuizen (British Open 2010) and Danny Willett (Masters 2016). Prior to this commitment, his career had the best time on the European tour, where he won seven titles in 2015 and 2021. A month ago, he finished 5th in the PGA Championship.
So he approached this US Open in good standing and was nurtured by the confidence he gained from his happy past in Brooklyn. “I keep saying, ‘I’ve done well here in the past.’ I hit the ball well all week. So, I’m going to say it because I’ve won, but mostly I’ve hit some awesome shots late in the game.
It is difficult to disagree with him. After being patient in the first part of the course, Scheffler escaped shortly before the time in 3rd place, he was remarkably number one. At 13 he overcame an interesting boot about fifteen meters. Lead. Then at No. 15, he came out of the rough, high meadow, improving his approach with a beautiful, unobtrusive but restrained boot. Meanwhile, Jaladoris made a bogey and cracked.
Less than Schwartzel
Two shots ahead of his rivals, three holes from the end, Fitzpatrick did not budge with tension, with Zalatoris and Scheffler numbering respectively. 16 and no. At 17 they returned to a unit playing bird. Do not make a mistake on the way to the last. Hole. What was the shot he scored into the bunker from the right. But he adjusted the shot brilliantly, reaching the green and ensuring victory. “It’s one of the best shots I’ll ever had in my life. I could not have been happier to see the ball coming out of the sand, ”he replied.
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