Matthew Fitzpatrick

The 21-year-old Englishman, who finished in a share of third at the UBS Hong Kong Open, has excelled since joining the pro ranks. Here's a bit more information of a player you're sure to be hearing a lot more about

Fitzpatrick at the UBS Hong Kong Open 2015

He went to the same college as Luke Donald

Fitzpatrick is one of many aspiring youngsters who chose to go through the American college system in order to fine-tune his game. He chose Northwestern University in Chicago, the same college that both Luke Donald and 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion David Lipsky went to. Despite staying just one semester before turning pro, Fitzpatrick played in five collegiate events, winning once and finishing in the top-five in three others.

He was the first English winner of the US Amateur in 102 years

Fitzpatrick first came to worldwide prominence in 2013 when he won the prestigious US Amateur Championship at Brookline Country Club. After beating Oliver Goss 4&3 in a 36-hole final, he became the first English winner of the event since Harold Hilton in 1911.

He was once ranked as the world's top amateur

Fitzpatrick's victory in the US Amateur swept him to the top of the world amateur rankings, joining the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth as players who have been No 1 in the amateur game since the rankings were introduced in 2007.


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