Matt Fitzpatrick comes to the RBC Canadian Open on a high note. He climbed 14 spots up the leaderboard to T-9th at the Memorial Tournament thanks to a Sunday 72.
That’s right, an even-par round at a diabolically tough Muirfield Village resulted in that big of a move.
Fitzpatrick overcame a 76 on Thursday to play some solid golf at Jack’s Place. He wound up top-30 in all strokes gained categories, including ninth off-the-tee.
It was the Englishman’s fourth top-10 of 2023 and best result since he won the RBC Heritage in April. That week was an impressive display as he held off Jordan Spieth in a playoff and Patrick Cantlay in regulation.
Neither of those guys stand in his way this week in Canada.
Speaking of top-10s at RBC-sponsored events, Fitzy took T-10th at the 2022 RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s.
He ranks 17th on the PGA Tour in total SG per round (1.114) and is in the positive in every SG category.
Fitzpatrick is third in putting inside 10 feet (91.34%). He’s also fifth in birdie or better percentage on par-5s (21.96%).
Fitzpatrick battled some injury issues earlier in the year, but he appears to be in better health as he prepares to defend his U.S. Open title next week.
He’s all but locked up his spot on the European Ryder Cup team this fall, so he’s freed up to try to play his best golf this summer in the lead-up to Rome.