Matt Fitzpatrick shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to win the 2022 U.S. Open at Brookline, his first career major championship.
The 27-year-old Englishman, who co-led with Will Zalatoris after 54 holes, pulled away down the stretch, carding three birdies on his final six holes to capture the U.S. Open trophy. The victory is Fitzpatrick’s first on the PGA Tour.
Zalatoris battled with Fitzpatrick all afternoon but fell behind with bogeys on No. 12 and No. 15. The 2022 PGA Championship runner-up missed a birdie putt on No. 18 that could have forced a playoff to end the day with 1-under 69 and a third career second-place major finish.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who earned his first major title at the 2022 Masters in April, finished T2 with Zalatoris after a final-round 3-under 67 that included four birdies in his first six holes.
Rory McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, shot a 2-under 69 to finish T5. 2021 U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm entered Sunday just one shot off the lead, but faded out of the top 10 with a final-round 4-over 74.
2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama dazzled with a 5-under 65 on Sunday, the lowest round of the tournament, to finish in fourth place at -3.
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