Monday Jun 20, 2022

Matthew Fitzpatrick, 27, of England, had climbed to No. 18 in the Official World Golf Ranking the hard way — without having won on the PGA Tour. By winning the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Sunday, Fitzpatrick checked off a few boxes. He became the 13th player to win both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open, and joined only Jack Nicklaus (Pebble Beach Golf Links) to win both on the same course. He also became just the 14th player since 1990 — and first since since 2016 — to earn his first PGA Tour win in a major championship. In doing so, he jumped to No. 10 in the OWGR.

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> Matt Fitzpatrick a winner again at Brookline as U.S. Open champion
[Doug Ferguson | Associated Press | Read]

> Matt Fitzpatrick found joy in the suffering, and his reward is the U.S. Open title
[Michael Rosenberg | SI / Morning Read | Read]

> Will Zalatoris in awe of Matt Fitzpatrick's approach shot on 18: 'Just incredible'
[Brentley Romine | Golf Channel | Read]

> A top antitrust lawyer lays out how golf’s fierce battle pitting PGA vs. LIV is likely to play out in court
[Shawn Tully | Fortune | Read ($)]

> Greg Norman says Saudi-backed LIV Golf is applying for world ranking points, calls PGA Tour hypocritical
[David Dusek | Golfweek | Read]

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Pledged: By John Ashworth, co-founder and president of Linksoul and operator of Goat Hill Park Golf Course, to walk and complete 108 golf holes at Goat Hill Park in Oceanside, California, today. Ashworth seeks to raise $100,000 for the North County Junior Golf Association and Goat Hill Park Caddie and Leadership Academy, a pair of nonprofit organizations.   

"The feeling is out of this world. It is so cliche, but it's stuff you dream of as a kid. To achieve it, I can retire a happy man tomorrow."
— Matt Fitzpatrick, on winning the U.S. Open
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Ten-time major champion buzzes into the ready-to-drink cocktail marketplace seeking to differentiate the product with honey and a philanthropic initiative

22-23: LPGA Leadership Academy, Saginaw, Mich. | Info

13-14: LPGA Leadership Academy, Liberty Corner, N.J. | Info
19-20: LPGA Leadership Academy, Gainesville, Va. | Info
26-27: Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat, Charleston, S.C. | Info

1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info

23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

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