Matthew Fitzpatrick should come into this week in good spirits. The 23-year-old Englishman took a couple weeks off to celebrate his fourth European Tour win at the Omega European Masters.
He seems to do well at any event with “Masters” in it as he has also won the 2016 Nordea Masters and the 2015 British Masters. His best major championship finish was a T7 at the 2016 Masters and he was runner up at the 2016 OEM and the 2017 Nordea.
But that’s just happenstance. What isn’t a coincidence is his all around game. Despite seeing dips this year in his greens in regulation percentage, which is under 70 for the first time in three years on the European Tour, he’s still getting his ball around in a modest 71.02 strokes per round. His driving distance, driving accuracy and putts per round have all improved.
“Even though I have only played this event the past two years, it obviously brings back a lot of great memories from when I won, so I am definitely looking forward to joining Lee at Close House,” Fitzpatrick was quoted by Sky Sports.
Fitzpatrick, a Sheffield native, tied for 49th at last year’s British Masters.