Winner’s Circle: Matt Fitzpatrick Claims Victory at 2022 U.S. Open

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Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with caddie Billy Foster after winning the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Warren Little via Getty Images)

Matt Fitzpatrick shot a final-round 68 at The Country Club to finish on 6-under par at the 2022 U.S. Open.

The Englishman then nervously watched on the 18th green as Will Zalatoris attempted a birdie putt to force a playoff. When the American’s birdie attempt slid by the left edge, resulting in a tap-in par, Fitzpatrick and his caddie Billy Foster broke into a celebration that was a long time coming.

No longer the best player to have never won on the PGA Tour, Matthew Christopher Fitzpatrick is now a major champion.

The Englishman finished his final day at the famed Brookline golf course with three bogeys offset by five birdies, highlighted by two gains on Nos. 14 and 16 to reach 6-under par.

With his maiden major title, Fitzpatrick earned $3,150,000 and 600 FedExCup points to move to No. 6 on the money list and ninth in points. He also picked up 100 world ranking points and is expected to break the the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career.


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Pro-File: Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with caddie Billy Foster after winning the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)

Name: Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick
Nationality: England
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165
Birthdate: Sep 1, 1994 (age 27)
Native: Sheffield, England
Resides: Jupiter, FL
College: Northwestern
Turned Pro: 2014
Best Masters: T7 (2016)
Best PGA: T5 (2022)
Best Open: T20 (2019)
Best U.S. Open: Won (2022)
Equipment: Titleist


Leaderboard: 2022 U.S. Open

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matthew Fitzpatrick lines up a putt on the 6th green during the final round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4 Score)
1. Matt Fitzpatrick -6 (-2)
2. Scottie Scheffler -5 (-3)
2. Will Zalatoris -5 (-1)
4. Hideki Matsuyama -3 (-5)
5. Collin Morikawa -2 (-4)
5. Rory McIlroy -2 (-1)
7. Denny McCarthy -1 (-2)
7. Adam Hadwin -1 (+1)
7. Keegan Bradley -1 (+1)
10. Gary Woodland E (-1)
10. Joel Dahmen E (+1)

Top-5 Check Cashers

1. Matt Fitzpatrick – $3.15m
2. Scottie Scheffler – $1.55m
2. Will Zalatoris – $1.55m
4. Hideki Matsuyama – $859k
5. Collin Morikawa – $675k
5. Rory McIlroy – $675k


Video: Fitzpatrick’s Winning Highlights

Watch every televised shot of Matt Fitzpatrick’s final-round performance en route to victory in the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.


Fitzpatrick’s Winning Numbers

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matthew Fitzpatrick tees off on the 3rd hole during the final round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 309.2 yards (16th)
Fairways: 39/56, 69.64% (5th)
Greens: 52/72, 72.2% (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.69 (50th)
Sand Saves: 3/7, 42.86% (45th)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 4.78 (2nd)
Approach: 5.73 (10th)
Around the Green: 5.65 (1st)
Putting: 0.23 (73rd)
Total: 16.38 (1st)


Fitzpatrick’s PGA Tour Season

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates winning the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club alongside caddie Billy Foster on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

Starts: 15
Cuts Made: 12
Wins: 1 (U.S. Open)
Additional Top 10: 7
Earnings: $6,129,986 (6th)
FedExCup Pts: 1465 (10th)
World Rank Before/After: 18/10


WITB: Matt Fitzpatrick 2022

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins U.S. Open 2022
Matthew Fitzpatrick reacts on the 3rd green during the final round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 19, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)

The maiden major win moved Fitzpatrick to No. 10 in the world rankings – his best career ranking.

The former U.S. Amateur champion accomplished all this with a mixed bag of PING and Titleist, including a Pro V1x golf ball.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9°)
3-wood: Ping G425 Max (14.5°)
Fairway: Ping G410 (20.5°)
Driving Iron: Ping i210 (4)
Irons: Ping S55 (5-PW)
Gap Wedge: Vokey SM9 (52°)
Sand Wedge: Vokey SM9 (56˚)
Lob Wedge: Vokey SM9 (60˚)
Putter: Bettinardi DASS BB1 Flow Tour Dept
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Credits: Getty Images, USGA, GolfWRX


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