Mon. Jun 20th, 2022
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England celebrates with the DP World Tour Championship trophy alongside Deniz Khazaniuk in December 2020

New English golf celebrity Matt Fitzpatrick has immediately revealed how he was impressed to his historic US Open win by a telephone name from his Ukranian tennis star ex-girlfriend.

On Sunday the 27-year-old turned simply the third Englishman since 1924 to win the coveted title – after Tony Jacklin in 1970 and Justin Rose in 2013. 

Alongside the celebrated title, the Sheffield-born golf star has additionally netted a cool £2.5million ($3.5million) prize pot.

But he says his historic win would possibly by no means have been, however for a perspective altering telephone name from his ex-girlfriend Deniz Khazaniuk.

He referred to as the Ukrainian tennis star to check-up on her following Russia’s invasion of her residence nation earlier this yr. 

And he says the dialog prompted him to rethink his porting mentality and paved the best way to his US Open triumph.

He stated: ‘She was telling me about her gran who had a few strokes just lately and may hardly stroll, so she will’t go wherever.

‘Then she instructed me about her uncle who had simply packed his luggage and was off to struggle tomorrow.

‘I used to be sitting there in Florida able to practise and it hit me, the distinction between the actual fact he would possibly by no means come again and what I do.

Matthew Fitzpatrick of England celebrates with the DP World Tour Championship trophy alongside Deniz Khazaniuk in December 2020

Matt Fitzpatrick's ex Deniz Khazaniuk - who is a tennis player - poses in the sun on the beach

It was a phone call with Deniz, pictured, that reshaped Matt's view and helped focus his victory

Matt Fitzpatrick’s ex Deniz Khazaniuk – who’s a tennis participant – poses within the solar on the seashore

Matt says his historic win might never have been, but for a perspective changing phone call from his ex-girlfriend Deniz Khazaniuk (pictured)

Matt says his historic win would possibly by no means have been, however for a perspective altering telephone name from his ex-girlfriend Deniz Khazaniuk (pictured)

Deniz (pictured) lives with her family in Lviv, which has been hit badly during the invasion. Matt added the reality check of what they were going through made him appreciate his own life and ability to play the sport he loves

Deniz (pictured) lives together with her household in Lviv, which has been hit badly in the course of the invasion. Matt added the truth examine of what they have been going by way of made him respect his personal life and skill to play the game he loves

‘I’d already determined to be slightly simpler on myself this yr and respect all that I’ve however that telephone name simply emphasised I do not need to be depressing for the remainder of my life worrying about profitable golf tournaments.

‘Sure, I need to win however there needs to be a steadiness.’

Deniz lives together with her household in Lviv, which has been hit badly in the course of the invasion.

Matt added the truth examine of what they have been going by way of made him respect his personal life and skill to play the game he loves.

Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after his historic win

Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after his historic win

Matt (pictured) is the first Englishman to win a major since Danny Willett — also from Sheffield — won the Masters six years ago

Matt (pictured) is the primary Englishman to win a significant since Danny Willett — additionally from Sheffield — received the Masters six years in the past

He even predicted his new worldview would possibly reap rewards on the golf majors.

Matt added: ‘I feel 100 per cent I’ve bought too labored up about them up to now.

‘The individuals round me say that I’m totally different in a significant week and whereas I am unable to see it myself it is one thing that I have to work on.

‘I really feel that I’m a special participant now to 2015-18, so hopefully I can loosen up within the majors and it’ll begin to present.’

After his unimaginable win final evening he was joined on the inexperienced by his mum Susan, his father Russell and brother Alex, who turned professional earlier this month.

It was an ideal Father’s Day present for Russell who seemed emotional because it all sunk in.

Matt is the primary Englishman to win a significant since Danny Willett — additionally from Sheffield — received the Masters six years in the past.

Matt’s accomplished his win within the 122nd US Open on Sunday. He carded a closing 68 at Brookline to complete six underneath par, a shot forward of enjoying accomplice Will Zalatoris and world primary Scottie Scheffler.

‘The feeling’s out of this world,’ he stated. ‘It is so cliche, nevertheless it’s stuff you dream of as a child. To obtain it, I can retire a contented man tomorrow.

‘It’s what you develop up dreaming of profitable and I’ve labored so laborious for such a very long time.

‘I had the large monkey on my again of not profitable over right here, it is all everyone talked about and to do it in a significant, there’s nothing higher.

Matt's completed his win in the 122nd US Open on Sunday. He carded a closing 68 at Brookline to finish six under par, a shot ahead of playing partner Will Zalatoris and world number one Scottie Scheffler

Matt’s accomplished his win within the 122nd US Open on Sunday. He carded a closing 68 at Brookline to complete six underneath par, a shot forward of enjoying accomplice Will Zalatoris and world primary Scottie Scheffler

Matt Fitzpatrick lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament

Matt Fitzpatrick strains up a putt on the 18th inexperienced in the course of the closing spherical of the U.S. Open golf match

Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with caddie Billy Foster after winning on the 18th green during the final round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club

Matt Fitzpatrick celebrates with caddie Billy Foster after profitable on the 18th inexperienced in the course of the closing spherical of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club

‘I do not know if Jack (Nicklaus) is listening to this however he gave me some abuse at the beginning of the yr, once I received a member-member competitors at his membership and he stated congratulations on lastly profitable within the United States.

‘I can return to him now and say I’ve received twice.’

Fitzpatrick also can inform Nicklaus that he and the 18-time main winner now share the excellence of being the one gamers to have received the US Amateur and US Open on the identical course.

Nicklaus achieved the feat at Pebble Beach in 1961 and 1972, whereas Fitzpatrick received the US Amateur at Brookline in 2013.

‘Any time you are sharing a file with Jack Nicklaus, it is unbelievable,’ Fitzpatrick added. ‘So for me to have that as properly is unimaginable.

‘He referred to as me up on the presentation to congratulate me. Coming from somebody like that, it means the world.’

Scheffler and Zalatoris each narrowly missed birdie putts on the 18th to pressure further holes, with all three earlier US Opens at Brookline having been determined in play-offs.

‘I battled like loopy,’ Zalatoris stated. ‘Obviously, you say that about each US Open spherical you play, however contemplating the place I drove it immediately, the actual fact I used to be even underneath par was clearly fairly good.

‘I assumed I made a number of good putts simply to maintain myself in it. Stealing one on 9, saving par on 13. I actually felt nice with the putter all week, and I hit a terrific putt on 18. It simply occurred to hang around there.

‘It was enjoyable, man. Matt’s shot on 18 (from the green bunker) goes to be proven most likely for the remainder of US Open historical past.

‘I walked by it, and I assumed that going for it was going to be ballsy, however the truth that he pulled it off and even had a birdie look was simply unimaginable. So hat’s off to him.’

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