Matt has quickly risen to the top of the golfing world. He started by winning the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship and was ranked Number One in the World Amateur Golf Rankings at 19 years old.
Matt also received low amateur honours at both the 2013 Open Championship and the 2014 U.S. Open Championship, the first amateur golfer since Bobby Jones to finish low amateur at both events.
Matt's maiden European Tour title came at the 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports. He holed a nerve-shredding putt at the 18th to win the season-ending 2016 DP World Tour Championship by a single shot from Tyrell Hatton - his second European Tour victory of the 2016 season following the Nordea Masters. Having already competed as the youngest member on the European Team at the 2016 Ryder Cup, Matt's early experience demonstrates a long and successful career is just beginning.
Aged 23 Matt claimed victory at the 2017 Omega European Masters via a play-off. One year later, he successfully defended that crown becoming the first player since Seve Ballesteros 40 years ago to defend the Omega European Masters title. It also meant Matt became the youngest Englishman to reach five European Tour victories (24 years old) surpassing Nick Faldo's record.
Matt was delighted and honoured to clinch a 4-and-3 victory over Oliver Goss of Australia to become the first Englishman since 1911 to hoist the Havemeyer Trophy as U.S. Amateur champion. Harold Hilton won the championship 102 years ago.
Matt secured his maiden European Tour title at the British Masters at Woburn, thrilled with this massive win he was “humbled” to see his name alongside the likes of Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Greg Norman as former winners of the tournament.
Matt admitted he was "a million miles" ahead of schedule after claiming his second European Tour title in the Nordea Masters to boost his chances of a Ryder Cup debut in September, a major goal for every European tour golfer and a career highlight.
Aside from the four Majors and the WGC events there are no bigger tournaments in the world of golf, so to win this prestigious tournament with the strongest field of the year assembled was an incredible achievement and a very proud moment early in his career.
Matt claimed his fourth European Tour win in the mountains of Crans Montana, Switzerland. With finishes of seventh and second in 2016 and 2015, Matt knew this would be a place where he could have success.
Matt took his fifth European Tour title at the 2018 Omega European Masters as he became the first player to successfully defend the title since Seve Ballesteros 40 years ago. Matt became the youngest Englishman to win five times on the European Tour surpassing Nick Faldo’s record.
Matt was Great Britain & Ireland’s leading point scorer at the 2013 Walker Cup before receiving the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
He brought the curtain down on his glittering amateur career at the 2014 US Open before turning professional at the Irish Open a week later.
Matt came through qualifying school in Spain in November 2014, picking up birdies in three of his last six holes to finish in a share of tenth place.
Matt enjoys spending his time in Sheffield with the Fitzpatrick family dog Charlie. Charlie is a golden retriever and is 13 years old. Charlie makes a guest appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship most years!
Matt is a patron for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity. He enjoys fund raising at Dan Walker’s golf day and visits the hospital when he can.
Matt will always try and find time to go and watch his beloved team Sheffield United. Matt has made it to some of the games at Bramall Lane this season and has struck up close friendships with certain members of the United squad.
Matt went to college at Northwestern and has a close affiliation with the school. He enjoys going on holiday with his college friends and inviting them to The Masters when he is competing!