Matt Fitzpatrick says his mom ‘performed like Tiger Woods’ when the pair gained the crew match within the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship.
Fitzpatrick, who posted a remaining spherical of 66 at St Andrews, claimed his first DP World Tour win since final 12 months’s triumph on the US Open, netting £666,000 for his efforts.
His heroics at Brookline, Massachusetts will reside lengthy within the reminiscence of profession highlights however the 29-year-old just isn’t discrediting the profitable partnership alongside his mom, Susan.
“Even with all my wins, except for a significant, you neglect about them sooner or later,” he mentioned as quoted by The Times.
“However you’ll at all times keep in mind the one that you just gained along with your mum, so it doesn’t get higher than that.”
Susan struggled her method by means of the match as a recurring knee challenge threatened her possibilities. Fitzpatrick watched on as Susan limped between photographs and paid tribute to her bravery.
“There’s just one different person who I do know who gained an enormous match on one leg and that’s Tiger Woods,” he joked, in reference to the 2008 US Open the place Woods gained regardless of struggling with a double stress fracture and anterior cruciate ligament points.
“The likeness is uncanny,” he added. “My mum’s not obtained any cartilage in her knee, so she was superb. I do know she was in critical, critical ache, so to win was much more spectacular.”
The occasion was shortened to 54 holes and prolonged into Monday attributable to hostile climate situations over the weekend as employees at Carnoustie battled to make the situations playable.
The course had been left below water after heavy rain and had efforts to clear the course not been profitable, the match would have been declared void.
However fortunately for Fitzpatrick, he was in a position to proceed a fairytale fortnight after his contributions to Europe’s Ryder Cup victory in Rome.
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