Matthew Fitzpatrick after winning the US Open: I can retire a happy man tomorrow

Matthew Fitzpatrick could not hide his happiness after winning the US Open final. It’s something he dreamed about as a boy.

“The feeling’s out of this world,” Fitzpatrick said for skysports.

“It is so cliche, but it’s stuff you dream of as a kid. To achieve it, I can retire a happy man tomorrow.”

“You want to go win more now, there’s no doubt about that.

“It’s easy to still go off track. I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing, and hopefully more will come. I’m delighted with one so far.”

Fairway bunker shot is something that Fitzpatrick obviously doesn’t like but in the final he was amazing and he managed to land his second shot on the green just 12 feet from the pin. Matthew showed mental strength and maturity.

“If there was one shot I’ve struggled with this year, that I just do not want, it’s a fairway bunker shot,” he said.

“I guess ability just took over, it’s one of the best shots I’ve hit of all time. When I saw it leave the sand and felt the strike, I couldn’t be happier.”

SHEFFIELD UNITED

He is also known to be a big fan of Sheffield United, so he made a comparison between the club and him. Fitzpatrick showed quality when they least expected it from him.

“I feel like I’m the same deal – not expected to do well, not expected to succeed.

“I’ve won a major today. I feel like I certainly worked hard for it and that’s kind of where I’ve grown up from, that’s the mentality of everyone around there.

“It’s certainly like an underdog mentality, and you work for what you get.”

Billy Foster was his great support.

“Billy had been saying for a while, the time will come,” Fitzpatrick said. “You’re playing so well. Just keep doing what you’re doing. It will come. It will happen.’

“I put myself in position after two rounds and then played well yesterday. I just really believed this could be the time.

“For whatever reason, because of my success here before, it just felt like this was the time.”