Well done Matt Fitzpatrick

Sunday saw a new English hero born as Matt Fitzpatrick won the 122nd US Open. He becomes only the 3rd English man in 52 years after Nick Faldo and Tony Jacklin to win the US Open and only the 2nd ever player after Jack Nicklaus to win both the US Amateur and US Open on the same course.

He did it in true style as well holding off world number 1 Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. Zalatoris did have a 16ft birdie putt on the last to force a playoff but it agonisingly missed on the left to give Matt a 1 shot victory. The whole final round would have been everything the organisers would have been after with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions and a few players further down putting some good scores to put the leaders under more pressure.

As the round went on it all came down to the last hole, Fitzpatrick with a 1 shot lead over Zalatoris and Scheffler with the latter in the clubhouse. Fitzpatrick hit his tee shot into the bunker but went onto play a sensational shot to around 20 feet. His putt never threatened the hole but he left it for a tap in meaning Zalatoris had to whole his. He was on a similar line to Fitzpatrick but just as he had done in the PGA the month before he missed and lost the chance of a playoff. Zalatoris did then show his class congratulating Fitzpatrick's family saying 'if I had to lose I'm glad it was to your son.' I'm sure he will win many majors in his career.

Now it comes down to the last major of the year, The Open. It will be the 150th Open and it is returning to the home of golf St Andrews. With so many players in good form and it just being a few weeks away it is one not to miss.

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