5 February 2017

Matt finished 12 under par, finding his groove to finish tied for fifth place at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. After an opening round of 69 playing in a three ball with Tiger Woods and Danny Willet, Matt shot 72 followed 68/67 at the weekend. 

“It was a real honour and great fun to play with Tiger, who I have followed closely throughout my golfing life.  I was so pleased to play so well alongside him and with all of the media attention on our group.  It was sad that he had to withdraw, and I wish him a swift recovery as he is brilliant for the game.”  

On the back of a fantastic end to last season, Matt is approaching the New Year with a new mind set, determined to focus on the positives and to be patient with his game.

“Last year I panicked a bit if things didn’t go my way. This season I have lots of confidence in my game and I know if I have a bad round or week, I just need to be patient as a good round and tournament will follow”.

 At the end of last year, Matt parted ways with ISM.  Matt is taking his time to weigh up all options before deciding on the direction of his new management.  In the meantime he is being looked after by Oli Hunt, who has a wealth of experience in the golf industry, and who has been advising Matt since he turned pro. 

Matt will now be heading west to base himself stateside in the lead up to the Masters.

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