We have a first time winner here at the US Open and it’s none other than Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick who at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

He came into the final round as joint leaders with Will Zalatoris where Fitzpatrick displayed top-quality strokes – even from difficult situations – that helped him wrap his consistent score of 68 throughout the weekend. All he has to do now is wait for Zalatoris to finish off his final round spell that determines whether he will have to face off with him once again via the three-hole playoff, or else it’s his trophy should Zalatoris fail to tie with Fitzpatrick on the leaderboard.

Spectators watched Zalatoris’s crucial putt with nerves of steel at the one and only shot in a bid to keep his title hopes alive on hole 18. Unfortunately, Zalatoris overcooked his putt just within inches past the hole that confirmed Fitzpatrick’s huge breakthrough as the winner when he hugged his caddy with tears of joy, while Zalatoris looks on dejected wondering how he could’ve nailed this hole & have another shot of upsurping the Englishman going into the three-hole shootout.

Oh what a finish that is to cap off four brilliant days of US Open golf when some golf/sports fanatics stayed up all night or woke up this morning over in England to see their main man Matt Fitzpatrick bringing home that famous trophy & store it somewhere on his silverware cabinet.

How good!!

Let’s see if Fitzpatrick can end a 30-year drought of an Englishman winning the Open Championship on the 14-17th next month at the iconic St. Andrews Golf Course in Fife, Scotland. The last time a winner from England lifted The Open on home soil was Sir Nick Faldo back in 1992.

Then we look at for our Aussies on display, it’s great to see Adam Scott & Marc Leishman bounce back at two under par 68 following an inconsistent spells in between that put rounds them off on a shared 14th place spots.

Meanwhile, Min Woo-Lee was six strokes away from the leader when he entered the final day in Tied 17th. However, his poor first-half spell on the front nine cost him plenty of positions before Min Woo eventually came home in Tied 27th at three over par 73.

And Todd Sinnott may not have the same standard as others ahead of him, but it’s good to see Sinnott survive every round – especially when he bounced back from a poor Round 3 at equal par 70. He wrapped up his 2022 US Open campaign just behind a couple of early-round leaders in Tied 31st which isn’t bad. It gives Sinnott optimism to bounce back better & hopefully announce himself to the world up front next time.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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