[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Kim Yong-seok = England’s Fitzpatrick celebrated his first career victory at the US Open.
|England’s Fitzpatrick won his first US Open title. [사진= 로이터 뉴스핌]|
‘World’s 18th’ Matt Fitzpatrick (28) is a birdie 5 in the final 4th round of the 3rd major championship 122nd US Open (total prize money of $17.5 million) held at The Country Club (par 70, 7222 yards) in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, USA He combined a dog and three bogeys to hit 2-under 68.
Pete Patrick, with a final total of 6-under 274, won the US Open trophy by one stroke over Will Chloratorios and Scott Schaeffler (USA). The prize money for the championship is 3.15 million dollars (about 4.07 billion won).
Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open in 9 years after winning the U.S. Amateur Championship held here in 2013. Fitzpatrick wrote seven victories on the DP World Tour (European Tour), but it was his first PGA title.
On that day, Fitzpatrick joined the lead on the 13th hole (par 4) and then reduced a fight again on the 15th hole (par 4) to take the solo lead. Fitzpatrick managed to avoid the crisis on the last hole, leading by one stroke. The tee shot on the 18th hole (par 4) fell into the bunker, but he finished with a par and saved the championship by one stroke.
Zalatoris, who competed for the championship, finished runners-up in the major tournament for the third time following last year’s Masters and the All PGA Championship.
Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) came in 4th place (3 under par), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Colin Morikawa (USA) finished tied 5th (2 under par). ‘Defending Champion’ Jon Ram (Spain) ) finished the competition in a tie for 12th (1 over par).
Among Korean players, 20-year-old Kim Joo-hyeong recorded the best performance with 23rd place (3 over par 283). Kyung-Hoon Lee (31, CJ Korea Express) tied for 37th (7 over par).