Matt Fitzpatrick edges Will Zalatoris, wins 2022 U.S. Open

June 19 (UPI) — Matt Fitzpatrick of England held off Will Zalatoris to win the 2022 U.S. Open on Sunday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Zalatoris, who lost in a three-hole playoff at the PGA Championship last month, missed a birdie putt on hole No. 18 by inches that would have forced another playoff in his quest for a major title.

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Instead, Fitzpatrick claimed his first major championship and the $3.15 million prize at a challenging Brookline course. He ended the tournament at 6-under 274 after carding a final-round 68.

World No. 1 and reigning Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and Zalatoris tied for second at 5-under 275, while Hideki Matsuyama ended in fourth at 3-under par.

Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy finished in a tie for fifth at 2-under 278. Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin and Keegan Bradley tied for seventh at 1-under 279.

Everyone else in the field finished even par or above.

Scottie Scheffler reacts after missing a putt for birdie on the 18th green in the second round of the U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on June 17, 2022. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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