2022 US Open leaderboard, winner: Matt Fitzpatrick breaks through for first major championship, PGA Tour win

The second-highest ranked golfer in the world without a PGA Tour victory in his career finally claimed one Sunday while simultaneously breaking through golf’s upper echelon with his first major championship. Matt Fitzpatrick won the 2022 US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, with two birdies and no bogeys across the final seven holes to win the tournament at 6 under.

Fitzpatrick, 27, edged his 54-hole co-leader Will Zalatoris and 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler by one stroke for the trophy. It was the second time he won a career-making event at The Country Club after taking home the USGA-hosted US Amateur at the same course back in 2013.

The No. 18 player on the Official World Golf Rankings, Fitzpatrick broke through at the US Open after what had already been a strong season at major championships. The Englishman previously finished T14 at the Masters in April and T5 at the PGA Championship last month.

The name of the game for Fitzpatrick this week was consistency. While others went out with notably low rounds early in the tournament, he shot 2 under across the first 36 holes with an even-par 70 on Friday before posting a second 68 on Moving Day to take the co-lead.

Fitzpatrick was up and down across the front nine Sunday, and two bogeys to start the back made it appear as if he would once again sit on the outside of a trophy presentation.

Instead, Fitzpatrick immediately rebounded, briefly taking a two-stroke lead on the field after birdies at the 13th and 15th. Though Zalatoris and Scheffler both pulled within one after scoring birdies down the stretch, Fitzpatrick never let up.

He calmly parred out the 16th and 17th and made a key save onto the green after finding a fairway bunker on the 18th. Fitzpatrick missed an 18-foot birdie putt to clinch the win, but Zalatoris missed a similar 14-foot putt by a hair as Fitzpatrick posted his third 68 of the tournament and first PGA Tour victory.

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