US Open 2022: Matt Fitzpatrick wins first major at Brookline Country Club

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England’s Matt Fitzpatrick won his first major title with a one-stroke victory at the 122nd US Open at Brookline Country Club.

Fitzpatrick shot a two under 68 to finish at six under, and pip-playing partner Will Zalatoris (69) after a gripping head-to-head match in the final pairing went to the final hole.

World number one Scottie Scheffler shot 67 and finished in second place with Zalatoris.

Rory McIlroy shorted one under 69 to finish as number five on two under par.

Both Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris went close to the U.S. PGA Championship last month, and despite neither of them winning the PGA Tour, they did not give up during a titanic match that saw them replace the lead several times through a tense day.

Fitzpatrick also started in the last group at the Southern Hills by the last major, but looked another golfer this time as he simply became the fourth Englishman of the last century to win the US Open.

Sheffield-born Fitzpatrick also won the American Amateur title at Brookline back in 2013, joining Jack Nicklaus as the only two men to win both it and the US Open at the same venue.

The 27-year-old is also the first non-American to win both titles.

However, it was more serious pain for American Zalatoris, who finished as second place for the second major in a row after losing to Justin Thomas in a playoff at the US PGA Championship.

More to follow.

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