Matt Fitzpatrick wins US Open for the first time

Matt Fitzpatrick won the US Open for breaking his leading duck after stopping a challenge from Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler on a dramatic final day at Brookline.

  • Matt Fitzpatrick shares the overnight lead going into the final day
  • He managed to clear a shot from his playing partner Will Zalatoris
  • He also cleared the shot of world No. 1 Scotty Scheffler at Brookline
  • Dramatic win gives Fitzpatrick the first major of his career

Matt Fitzpatrick has won the first major title of his career since a one-shot victory at the US Open.

He shared the overnight lead with Will Zalatoris, and cleared a shot from his playing mate on the final day.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler also shot up the leaderboard on Sunday, but she eventually left herself with much to do.

Matt Fitzpatrick wins first major title of his career at US Open

He clears Will Zalatoris' shot after a Titanic feud between the pair

He clears Will Zalatoris’ shot after a Titanic feud between the pair

Scotty Scheffleris also eliminated Fitzpatrick's one-shot adrift on the leaderboard

Scotty Scheffleris also eliminated Fitzpatrick’s one-shot adrift on the leaderboard

The American made four birdies on the front nine as he found his best form when it mattered most.

Fitzpatrick, Zalatoris and Scheffler all held the lead at one point on Sunday, but it was the Brit who held his nerve at the crucial moment.

After dropping shots in the 10th and 11th positions, his challenge seemed to falter.

Rory McIlroy left with a lot to do on his own on final day as he finished four shot adrift

Rory McIlroy left with a lot to do on his own on final day as he finished four shot adrift

However, he returned with a brilliant chip from the edge of the green on the 13th, and then briefly two shots clear after sinking another birdie on the 15th.

Zalatoris and Scheffler both reacted to make sure it went all the way down to the final hole, but once again Fitzpatrick stood firm under the pressure, hitting a brilliant second shot from the bunker to save the par.

Zalatoris had a final putt to force a play-off, but his effort went narrowly wide, giving Fitzpatrick the title.

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