Matt Fitzpatrick aces LACC’s 15th, celebrates in joyous fashion

Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates an ace. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Photographs)

One 12 months in the past, Matt Fitzpatrick joined the ranks of main winners with a U.S. Open victory at The Nation Membership. Friday morning, he knocked down a shock ace on the fifteenth gap … and celebrated practically as a lot as he had when successful the entire match.

Fitzpatrick had a less-than-spectacular Thursday, ending at +1, and parred his approach by means of the again 9 after his Tenth-tee begin on Friday. Then he stepped as much as the par-3 fifteenth, set at 115 yards with a ahead pin, and:

Fitzpatrick’s ace is the 51st in U.S. Open historical past and the third thus far this 12 months, becoming a member of holes-in-one by Matthieu Pavon and Sam Burns on Thursday, additionally at No. 15. He is the primary defending champion ever to ace a gap on the U.S. Open.

This 12 months marks solely the second U.S. Open through which there have been not less than three aces, however LACC wants to supply yet one more to match the report. Oak Hill gave up 4 aces in 1989, all within the second spherical, to Doug Weaver, Mark Wiebe, Jerry Pate and Nick Value.

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