Scrappy Fitzpatrick hits the shot of his life to win US Open
Scrappy English underdog Matt Fitzpatrick, a strongman in the steel town of Sheffield, endured a lot of pressure and twisted his life when it was crucial on Sunday to win the US Open.
The 27-year-old blew up an amazing 9-footer from the left side of the fairway into an 18-yard field and was double-crossed from 18 feet to claim her first major crown
"It's one of the best shots I've ever shot. There's no doubt about it," he said. "That may be the biggest shot at the moment.
"To be honest, I look back on my three routes at 15, 16, and 17 as very good shots - 18 was just a hit with hope.
"It all happened so fast. It was as if some kind of natural ability was taking over ... it was amazing.
"The feeling is not in this world. These are the things you dream of as a child. To achieve that, I can retire as a happy man tomorrow."
Fitzpatrick commends his upbringing for developing the character and efficiency that led to the dream come true at The Country Club, where he won the 2013 US Amateur