Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris praised Matthew Fitzpatrick after the final in which he won and showed his quality.
“I battled like crazy,” Zalatoris said, as quoted by skysports. “I thought I made a lot of nice putts just to keep myself in it. Stealing one on nine, saving par on 13. I really felt great with the putter all week, and I hit a great putt on 18. It just happened to hang out there.
“It was fun, man. Matt (Fitzpatrick)’s shot on 18 is going to be shown probably for the rest of US Open history because that — I walked by it, and I thought that going for it was going to be ballsy.
“The fact that he pulled it off and even had a birdie look was just incredible. So hat’s off to him, he played great all week obviously and gave a solid round today.”
Scottie Scheffler on Matthew Fitzpatrick
Scottie Scheffler is happy with his performance, although he was under a lot of pressure because he knew how important a trophy it was.
“My game is still in a good spot,” Scheffler said. “Gave myself a chance to win the US Open. Performed really well today under a lot of pressure. I made some key putts there in the beginning to kind of get today going. I just played some quality golf.
“It just so happened the putts were going around the edge instead of in. That’s what it felt like was happening most of the week. I was hitting a lot of good putts, and they just weren’t falling. A few breaks here or there, and I would be the one holding the trophy.
Scottie Scheffler confirmed what many have said: Fitzpatrick has made great progress and is a dangerous opponent for anyone.
“Tip of the hat to Fitzy [Fitzpatrick]. He’s been playing really good golf, and he definitely deserved to win this event. I don’t know if you guys noticed, but I feel like he has made some extreme improvements off the tee in a matter of months.
“I played with him in Austin this year, and he was not hitting it nearly as far as he is now. I don’t know what he was doing. Maybe he was on the Bryson program or something. He’s hitting the ball really well and has been knocking on the door for a long time. He definitely deserves this win.”