Fitzpatrick Wire-to-Wire Winner at Brit Masters

12 October 2015, Posted by , , 0

His game might not be quite as polished as American wunderkind Jordan Spieth, but 21-year-old Brit Matthew Fitzpatrick did something even the No. 1 player in the world couldn’t do in his rookie season – win an event on the biggest tour of his continent.

Fitzpatrick finished a wire-to-wire win at the British Masters Sunday with a final round 68 to finish 15-under, winning the event by two strokes.

Fitzpatrick was the youngest player in the field – he won’t be 22 until next September 1 – and was extraordinarily humble in victory.

“This year my goal was to keep my card, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do that after the start of my year,” Fitzpatrick said. “But I managed to start playing well and making more cuts and just picking up cheques, and then the past two months, I guess, I really got going. I made a lot of money and was able to secure my card in The Race to Dubai. It’s great.”
To put his age in perspective, the last time the British Masters was held – 2008 – Fitzpatrick was 14.
His biggest challenge on Sunday came from Ireland’s Shane Lowry, who shot a final-round 67 but a bogey on 14 blemished his chances.
The top five finishers, and eight of the top 10, are in the Race to Dubai’s Top 10.
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