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Matt Fitzpatrick Cruises to His First Major Championship Title at 2022 U.S. Open

Another U.S. Open Championship is behind us, and it was unpredictable until the very last moment. Matt Fitzpatrick came into the tournament as one of the underdogs, only to walk away from Brookline’s Country Club with his very first major championship title. The trophy could’ve easily slipped away from him because he won the tournament just a single shot ahead of Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. The stunning shot he played from a fairway bunker on the 18th green helped him score the big win and become the third Englishman to win the U.S. Open in the past 52 years. Fitzpatrick came into the tournament feeling more confident than ever and celebrated his victory with an emotional social media post, where he reflected on his journey. “What. A. Day. From being a little kid this is a moment I could only dream of. To achieve one of my career goals yesterday was truly incredible. Words really can’t describe the feeling of winning a major, it’s 1,000x better than I ever thought it would be,” wrote Fitzpatrick on Twitter. Fitzpatrick’s first major championship title comes almost a decade after he won the U.S. Amateur title at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. This makes him only the second male golfer to win both of these events at the same venue, following in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus.