Fitzpatrick, ‘Dream of winning the Heritage’ achieved in 23 years
Matt Fitzpatrick (England, photo) finally won the trophy on the course he had ‘dreamed of winning’ at the age of 6. It is a dream that has come true after 23 years.
Fitzpatrick defeated Jordan Spieth (USA), who was about to defend his title for the first time in his life, at the end of extra time and won his second PGA Tour title.
On the 17th (Korean time), Fitzpatrick reduced 3 strokes in the 4th round on the final day of the RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars)카지노, a special tournament held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71, 7121 yards) in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, to make the final total. He shot a 17-under-par 267. Fitzpatrick went into overtime with a tie with defending champion Spieth, who reduced five strokes that day alone.
Spieth, who seemed to be successful in defending the title for the first time in his PGA Tour career, swallowed regret because his putts were slightly weak in the favorable situation to end the game on the first and second holes of extension, and the goddess of victory smiled at Fitzpatrick.
In the third overtime following the 18th hole, Fitzpatrick hit the pin 30cm with a 9-iron from a distance of 186 yards. Spieth, who saw this shot, seemed to feel the pressure, and the shot he hit with his pitching wedge hit so well that it fell over the pin and fell 9m away. In fact, it is the moment when the game is decided. Spieth made a bold putt for the first time (?), but stopped after passing the pin and Fitzpatrick’s mark. They had to putt first, but Spurs marked and picked up the ball, and Fitzpatrick made a birdie and the game was over.
Fitzpatrick said he remembers vacationing with his family at the age of six at the Hilton Head Resort, where the tournament was held. So he had a dream to win the tournament held on this course, and he finally realized that dream. It was Fitzpatrick’s second PGA win since winning the US Open last year. Spieth, who rose to the top with a dramatic turnaround in this competition last year, was close to a come-from-behind victory this time, but drank a high.
Meanwhile, Im Seong-jae finished in a tie for 7th and climbed into the top 10 for the 5th time of the season.
In the 4th round, Im Seong-jae reduced 4 strokes with 5 birdies and 1 bogey, recording a final total of 13 under par, and tied for 7th place with Brian Harman (USA) and Emiliano Griyo (Argentina). Lee Kyung-hoon tied for 41st with a 6-under par.
World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) tied for 11th (12-under), and John Rahm (Spain), who won the Masters last week and rose to world No. 1, finished the tournament with a tie for 15th (11-under). Reporter Seongjin Kim