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Fitzpatrick makes history – Trends-Tendances sur PC

What a beautiful story! In 2013, aged 18, Matthew Fitzpatrick won the US Amateur on the course at the Brookline Country Club in Boston. Nine years later, in the same place, he won the US Open after a formidable fight which pitted him against the Americans Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. Only the great Jack Nicklaus had previously achieved such a double.

What a beautiful story! In 2013, aged 18, Matthew Fitzpatrick won the US Amateur on the course at the Brookline Country Club in Boston. Nine years later, in the same place, he won the US Open after a formidable fight which pitted him against the Americans Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. Only the great Jack Nicklaus had previously achieved such a double. This is the first Grand Slam victory for the Sheffield native. It is also the first victory for an English player at the US Open since Justin Rose in 2013. Solid in all areas of the game, Fitzpatrick built his success with patience, playing fair throughout the four rounds. On Sunday, under pressure from his rivals, he struck the blow by offering himself two magnificent “strings” on holes 13 and 15 before making a masterful exit from the bunker on 18. The mark of the greats! “It’s a magical moment and the fruit of many years of work. It’s all the more incredible that I had never won in the United States,” smiled the winner, very moved. Fitzpatrick hopes to continue his momentum and win, in a month, the 150th edition of the British Open on the legendary Scottish course of the Old Course of St. Andrews. The last English victory in the tournament goes back, it is true, to 1992 and the last title of Sir Nick Faldo. Thirty years of scarcity: the challenge is commensurate with his talent. The coronation of Fitzpatrick confirms, in any case, the incredible balance of forces at the top of world golf. The last eight Majors have been won by eight different players! On the Belgian side, after passing the cut, Thomas Pieters finished in 27th place at 5 over par. This honorable result surely disappointed the Antwerp player who still secretly dreams of winning his first Major. He will have another chance next month at the British Open. One more word on this Brookline Country Club (par 70), the host course of this US Open. As usual in this tournament, he fully played his role as a relentless justice of the peace. Marked by huge rough and fast greens, it delivered the expected verdicts with a +4 cut and only nine players under par after the four rounds. This is proof that it is possible to thwart the evolution of the equipment and the physical power of the players with fields sewn to measure for the absolute requirement and where only the good shots are rewarded.

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