Fitzpatrick, 19, entered
Northwestern as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR). In
August, he defeated Oliver Goss, of Australia, 4 and 3, in the 36-hole U.S.
Amateur final at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., becoming the first
Englishman in 102 years to hoist the Havemayer Trophy.
The victory earned
Fitzpatrick exemptions into the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort &
Country Club and the British Open at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake), as well as an
invitation to the 2014 Masters Tournament. He also earned the 2013 Mark H.
McCormack Medal for being No. 1 in the WAGR at the completion of the U.S.
His 2013 season also
included being the low amateur at the British Open at Muirfield and
representing Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup Match at the National
Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y., where despite the 17-9 defeat by
the USA, he posted a 3-1-0 overall record.
In 2012, Fitzpatrick
claimed the British Boys Championship.
the fall season, Fitzpatrick ranked second on the Northwestern team with a 71.63
stroke average, compiling three top-20 and two top-10 finishes in five events.
“Matt is a bright and
talented young man who has an incredible future ahead of him in the game of
golf,” said Goss, who also coached two-time GB&I Walker Cup Team member and
former world No. 1 player Luke Donald at Northwestern. “We wish him nothing but
the best in his career.”
Information from Northwestern University was used in this story.