US Open 2022: Matt Fitzpatrick wins first major at Brookline Country Club

BBC Sport says England's Matt Fitzpatrick was swamped by his family after superbly holding off the world's best players to claim his first major title with a one-shot victory in the US Open at Brookline.

US Open 2022: Matt Fitzpatrick wins first major at Brookline Country Club

BBC Sport says England’s Matt Fitzpatrick was swamped by his family after superbly holding off the world’s best players to claim his first major title with a one-shot victory in the US Open at Brookline.

The 27-year-old was also hugged by Rory McIlroy on the 18th green as he became just the third Englishman in 52 years to win the sport’s second oldest major.

Fitzpatrick shot a two-under 68 for a six-under total to beat world number one Scottie Scheffler (67) and Will Zalatoris (69) in a gripping battle that went to the final hole.

“It’s what you grow up dreaming of,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s something I’ve worked so hard for for such a long time. I’ve got to give myself credit: I had so much patience.”

His win will be remembered for the stunning shot he played from a fairway bunker on the 18th.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/61855205

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