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Matt Fitzpatrick reported the amateur américain title in 2013 at Brookline

Matt Fitzpatrick will focus on the positive points of his quasi-failure at the US PGA Championship as he faces the next major as one of the favorites for the title.

Fitzpatrick played in the last group of the tour final in Southern Hills at rate the barrier between Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris by two shots after a costly bogey on the 17th.

Equality for fifth place was still Fitzpatrick’s best result in a major tournament in his seventh top 10 in just 12 events this season, while his 2013 victory at American amateur at Brookline meant that for Boston 122nd US Open with good memories.

“I’ve been back several times since and I love coming back here,” Fitzpatrick said. “Obviously, I adored having my family here all week and having my brother (Alex) on the bag was really special.

“It’s a memory that will live with me forever. I can’t believe it was really nine years old. It’s crazy how fast it goes.

“I really want to be. It’s been on my radar for years, ever since I knew it was coming here.

“I stay with the family with whom I stayed when I played amateur here and my parents are here too, so I’m really excited for the week more than anything.

“If I stopped playing my game nine years ago, I would say I am the same player but a very different player. My strengths are always my strengths, but they have improved in my opinion.

“I think looking at what I’ve accomplished, I think sometimes I don’t give me enough credit for what I’ve done, but I always try to get better, I always try to get better to do things and to find ways I can improve myself. »

World number 18 Fitzpatrick has not yet won on the PGA Tour

World number 18 Fitzpatrick has not yet won on the PGA Tour

Fitzpatrick takes detailed notes on every stroke he hits on the course, but has no time to return in detail to Southern Hills because of a time -charged job on and off the course.

“I never really had the opportunity to do a complete reflection, to be fair,” said the Ryder Cup double player. “I was at home for a few days, then I went for a wedding, and then it was my third week [competing] in a range.

“Obviously, it was disappointing at the beginning when you came out of the golf course that you realized in some way that you had a chance to win and that you didn’t get it.

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“But it’s funny, I was actually more angry about my arrival in 2021 when I tripled the 17th in Kiawah only to end like I had ended a few weeks ago.

“I think this will probably show me at some point I have progressed as a player and also maybe I have improved mentally, just somehow accept that this is what it is, and retreat more the positive points but the negative points.

“If Billy (Foster, his cadet) obviously experienced this himself a lot, and he just said the same thing. The more chances you have, the more you will end up eliminating one.

“I think that’s what he told me – and that’s what I believe. »

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