Fitzpatrick hoping to follow in brother’s illustrious footsteps

28/06/2022 21:07:00

Fitzpatrick hoping to follow in brother’s illustrious footsteps

Fitzpatrick hoping to follow in brother’s illustrious footsteps

Alex emulates Major champion Matt Fitzpatrick by starting his professional career with a sponsor’s invitation into the Irish Open

ExpandAlex Fitzpatrick in action during a practice round prior to the Horizon Irish Open at Mount Juliet in Thomastown. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty ImagesByPhilip ReidTue Jun 28 2022 - 19:00You wouldn’t call the little brother a chip off the old block; there’s the beard for starters, and Alex Fitzpatrick is the gregarious type – not afraid to have a quip against himself, or others.

But there is another golfing connection between the two brothers. Matt, newly crowned US Open champion, started his professional career with a sponsor’s invitation into the Irish Open. That was in 2014. Eight years later, it is Alex’s turn to jump into the professional pool with a similar exemption into this latest edition at Mount Juliet.

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Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images By Philip Reid Tue Jun 28 2022 - 19:00 You wouldn’t call the little brother a chip off the old block; there’s the beard for starters, and Alex Fitzpatrick is the gregarious type – not afraid to have a quip against himself, or others. But there is another golfing connection between the two brothers. ?? Meet Aoife Farrelly… After watching her older brother Cian being jailed today for abusing her as a child, she bravely waived her anonymity in the hope that other survivors of intra-familial abuse would be inspired to come forward. Matt, newly crowned US Open champion, started his professional career with a sponsor’s invitation into the Irish Open. Fitzpatrick had previously said in court filings that RE Administration, . That was in 2014. She is a warrior ??. Eight years later, it is Alex’s turn to jump into the professional pool with a similar exemption into this latest edition at Mount Juliet. “So I am going to plant that at the weekend in our back garden.

A two-time Walker Cup player and recent graduate of Wake Forest University where he excelled in collegiate golf, Fitzpatrick may yet see more doors open with sponsors’ invitations given his brother’s improved status but the exemption into the field here came before that win at Brookline and without preconditions.. “I found out two, three weeks ago. I was incredibly excited. It’s funny, following in your brother’s footsteps, but sometimes that isn’t a bad thing, especially the route that he’s gone. Hopefully it might open a few doors [on the PGA Tour] but, if it doesn’t, I still have to play good golf and if I don’t play good golf, then the doors will be shut.” One year on, Hector said the pain is still as present as it was when he first got the tragic news 12 months ago.

It’s just all about enjoying myself and working hard and hopefully get some good results,” said Fitzpatrick who has previously had experience of pro events (when playing as an amateur) in the Cazoo Open in Wales last year and earlier this season at the Valspar Championship. That development through the US collegiate system is one that Fitzpatrick believes will benefit him as he steps into life on tour. “I think college personally is probably the best way to go for players who want to develop and be ready for the professional game. You get used to flying all the time, play great golf courses and practice at amazing facilities all day . .” The father-of-two said his priority is now keeping connected to his nieces and nephews, Freddie’s son Luka and daughter Asta, in his absence.

. I felt like I developed nicely by being out there, and don’t know if I would be the same player if I had stayed [in England].” he said. As for the Fitzpatrick name and any Irish connection? It’s a distant one. “My granddad’s dad was in some way Irish. “But the positive thing is, the mad thing about this is that a year later, so many people are still coming up to me on the street or in the shop or writing me a letter, or sending me a card and saying ‘thank you, i’m after getting a stint, i’m after getting myself checked out…’ “This whole thing has highlighted something positive out of the sadness, that men need to check their hearts because there are blockages there that we don’t know about.

I’m an eighth Irish, whatever that consists of. Yeah, I would claim myself as being a little Irish [if] that will help with support this week or whatever.” Latest Stories .