PGA TOUR – U.S. Open
CONGRATULATIONS to Matt Fitzpatrick! Matt captured the United States Open championship at The Country Club in Brookline, MA in dramatic fashion… hitting 17 out of 18 greens, making clutch birdies down the stretch and finishing with an epic bunker shot to the middle of the 18th green to solidify a four round total -6 and a one shot victory over world #1 Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris. Matt was in the last group of the final round, as he was for the PGA Championship last month. As such, his U.S. Open inspired Troon bag (that also featured two logos from longtime area Troon clubs/clients on the water ball pockets: Lake of Isles and Ocean Edge) received a TON of television coverage on NBC, USA, and Peacock.
Fitzpatrick’s U.S. Open championship is the fourth major championship victory for a Team Troon Member and the second in a row, following Justin Thomas’ PGA Championship win in May (his second major) and Gary Woodland’s 2019 U.S. Open win at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Gary Woodland would play well in this year’s version of the U.S. Open and ended up finishing in the Top Ten. Justin Thomas would have a Top 40 finish this week as well.
- 1st: Matt Fitzpatrick: 68-70-68-68 = 274 / -6
- T10: Gary Woodland: 69-73-69-69 = 280 / Even
- T37: Justin Thomas: 69-72-72-74 = 287 / +7
Making this more historic was the fact that Fitzpatrick’s first major championship came at the same venue where he won the U.S. Amateur championship in 2013. Here he was captured with both the U.S. Amateur trophy and the U.S. Open trophy shortly after his victory: