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Matt Fitzpatrick Wins Weather-Affected Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Matt Fitzpatrick Wins Weather-Affected Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Matt Fitzpatrick secured his first DP World Tour triumph in two years by winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by three shots, just a week after contributing to Team Europe’s famous Ryder Cup victory.

The 29-year-old Englishman, who played a vital role in last weeks Ryder Cup, concluded the weather-disrupted tournament at St Andrews’ Old Course by recording a six-under 66, finishing with a total score of 19 under par, three shots ahead of Marcus Armitage, Matthew Southgate and defending champion Ryan Fox who all tied for second.

Due to persistent heavy rain, the tournament had to be shortened to 54 holes, with play being canceled on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fitzpatrick’s previous triumph on the DP World Tour was at the Andalucia Masters in October 2021. However, with this recent victory, he has now secured his ninth win on the DP World Tour.

Fitzpatrick also took home the pro-am team event title at the Dunhill Links with his mother Susan.

“It doesn’t get better than this,” Fitzpatrick, 29, said. “Winning at St Andrews, it’s just a very special place. We’ve been coming here for a long, long time as well and it doesn’t get better.

“We played last year and didn’t quite play so well and this year she’s played fantastic and I played really solid as well. You just couldn’t ask for a better week.”

Susan added: “It’s been such a great week. It’s amazing they managed to get us out today but it’s been such a great day. I enjoyed the course and played at a great pace.”

The next event on the DP World Tour is the Open de España taking place between 12-15 October at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Spain.