England’s Matt Fitzpatrick claimed his first major title with a one-shot victory at Brookline. Fitzpatrick overcame Scottie Scheffler (67) and Will Zalatoris (69) in a thrilling playoff that went down to the final hole with a two-under 68. On Sunday, the second-ranked golfer in the world finally won a PGA Tour tournament for the first time in his career. With two birdies and no bogeys in the final seven holes, Fitzpatrick claimed the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
For the first time, Matt Fitzpatrick has won a major championship. The 27-year-old from Sheffield in the UK won the 2022 U.S. Open on Sunday at The Country Club. Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler finished one shot back of Fitzpatrick, who scored a final-round 65 to take the victory. In the final round, he shot a two-under 68. The turning point of the day was a two-stroke swing on the 15th hole between Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris. On their second shots, the outcomes were very different for each of them. Fitzpatrick landed on the green and had a 19-foot birdie putt waiting for him. Sand had been located by Zalatoris. Fitzpatrick had a two-shot lead after one birdie and one bogey round.
Fitzpatrick’s lead was down to a single stroke with one hole remaining. Fortunately, that gave him some room for an error when he made a mistake that he couldn’t afford on No. 18. Inadvertently landed in the fairway bunker with his tee shot. Fitzpatrick blasted a brilliant approach that placed him within 18 feet of the cup, ensuring that he would escape a playoff. To maintain his six-under-par, he made a two-putt for par. There was a 14-foot gap between Zalatoris and a birdie opportunity, so that left the door slightly open. Fitzpatrick’s victory was sealed after McIlroy’s putt sailed left by a few millimeters.