Matt Fitzpatrick celebrated a dream come true after holding his nerve to safe his maiden main title within the 122nd US Open at Brookline.
Fitzpatrick carded his third 68 of the week to complete six beneath par, a shot forward of enjoying associate Will Zalatoris and world primary Scottie Scheffler, who each narrowly missed birdie putts on the 18th to pressure a play-off.
“The sensation’s out of this world,” the 27-year-old from Sheffield stated. “It’s so cliche, but it surely’s stuff you dream of as a child. To realize it, I can retire a cheerful man tomorrow.
“I had the large monkey on my again of not successful over right here, it’s all all people talked about and to do it in a serious, there’s nothing higher.”
Fitzpatrick’s victory means he joins 18-time main winner Jack Nicklaus as the one gamers to have gained the US Newbie and US Open on the identical course.
Nicklaus achieved the feat at Pebble Seaside in 1961 and 1972, whereas Fitzpatrick gained the US Newbie at Brookline in 2013 along with his brother Alex on the bag.
“Any time you’re sharing a document with Jack Nicklaus, it’s unbelievable,” Fitzpatrick added.
“So for me to have that as properly is unbelievable. He known as me up on the presentation to congratulate me. Coming from somebody like that, it means the world.”
Spherical of the day
Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama carded the bottom spherical of the day, and the week, to set a clubhouse goal solely three gamers may beat.
Shot of the day
Fitzpatrick had bogeyed the tenth and eleventh to fall behind Zalatoris, however then holed an incredible putt throughout the thirteenth inexperienced to reignite his title problem.
Statistic of the day
High statistician Justin Ray sums up Fitzpatrick’s achievement in successful the US Newbie and US Open titles 9 years aside, each at Brookline.
The par-three second performed because the hardest gap, maybe unsurprisingly given it was 221 yards uphill. 5 birdies, 15 bogeys and 5 double bogeys contributed to a scoring common of three.375.
The par-four seventeenth was the best gap for the primary time, with 22 birdies and simply six bogeys resulting in a scoring common of three.750.
When is the subsequent main?
The ultimate main of the yr, the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship, takes place on the Outdated Course at St Andrews from July 14-17.