PGA Tour Brunch | US Open Wrap
@PGATourBrunch Looks Back at US Open in Brookline, Mass
BROOKLINE - Matt Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open by one stroke over Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris, earning his first major championship title and first career win on the PGA Tour.
Entering the week, Fitzpatrick was the second-highest ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking without a win on Tour but is now the first player to earn his first PGA Tour win in a major championship since Danny Willett at the 2016 Masters and first to do so at the U.S. Open since Graeme McDowell in 2010.
Fitzpatrick, who won the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club just outside the City of Boston, is the 13th player to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open (second to do so at the same course, joining Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach Golf Links).
World No. 1 and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler (T-2) set the PGA Tour record for most official money earned in a season ($12,896,849) with quite a bit to go.
Zalatoris has finished runner-up in each of the last two majors (also runner-up at the 2021 Masters at Augusta).
Final 2022 U.S. Open Leaderboard
Matt Fitzpatrick 68-70-68-68—274 (-6)
Scottie Scheffler 70-67-71-67—275 (-5)
Will Zalatoris 69-70-67-69—275 (-5)
Hideki Matsuyama 70-70-72-65—277 (-3)
Collin Morikawa 69-66-77-66—278 (-2)
Rory McIlroy 67-69-73-69—278 (-2)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
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What They’re Saying
Matt Fitzpatrick with The Country Club Magic Again (PGATourCom)
Davis Riley a Star in the Making (PGATourCom)
Five Things We Learned Sunday (Golf Week/USA Today)
The Agony of Another Near Miss (Yahoo Sports)
Sporting Goods and Industry News
What’s in Fitz’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
Scheffler Sets Record for Most Money Pocketed (Golf Week/USA Today)
Record Prize Money from the U.S. Open (Golf Week/USA Today)
Ancer Leaving PGA Tour for LIV (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
June 20, 1982 - Tom Watson hit one of the most memorable shots in golf history when he chipped-in for birdie on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links to win his first and only U.S. Open. Tied with Jack Nicklaus, Watson hit a two iron on the par 3 17th hole into green side rough, but was encouraged by caddie Bruce Edwards who told him to “get it close.” Watson birdied the 18th and defeated Nicklaus by two strokes for the title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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