The 22-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick won an amazing victory at the DP World Championship on Sunday 20th November.
Matt was a shot behind leader Victor Dubuisson coming into the final day’s play and finished the day by getting down with an amazing bunker shot on the final hole to finish with a final round of 67. This took him to 17-under which was enough to win by one shot over Tyrrell Hatton who finished 16-under to take second place. Charl Schwartzel came third on 14 under and the overnight leader, Victor Dubuisson was one of five players who on 13 under.
It is only two years (to the day) since Matt received his card at qualifying school and this was his third win on the European Tour. This success meant Matt took the honour of being the youngest Englishman to win three times on the European Tour, away from Nick Faldo. The delighted Matt said: “It means the world. It’s been a long year for me, and I’ve got to admit, this is just icing on the cake. As a year goes it has been a great one.”
It has also been a great year for the Swede Henrik Stenson who finished the event with a round of 65 to finish joint ninth to clinch the ‘Race to Dubai’ title. This was after his main contender, Danny Willett finished in a tied 50th place after a final round of 70. Henrik, who won a silver medal at the Olympics and the claret jug at the Open at Troon in July, said: “I am very pleased to get my name on this trophy again. It has been a great year, the greatest year of my career.”
The Eat Drink Golf editorial team offer our warm to both players after their amazing successes.