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Sunday, 11 October 2015
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England is sprayed with sparkling wine as he celebrates on the 18th after final round of the British Masters  (Getty Images)
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England is sprayed with sparkling wine as he celebrates on the 18th after final round of the British Masters (Getty Images)

The records have tumbled with Matt Fitzpatrick's win at Woburn. Here are some of the key milestones for the young Englishman.

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 34th European Tour event.

• Graduated from the 2014 European Tour Qualifying School. The fourth different 2014 graduate to win the year after graduation in the 2015 season. They are: Anirban Lahiri (Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open), Andrew Dodt (True Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain), Rikard Karlberg (72º OPEN D’ITALIA presented by DAMIANI) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports).

 The fifth European Tour win by a 2014 Qualifying School graduate the year after graduation equals the record for most wins in a single season by Qualifying School graduates the year after graduation. This matched the total of 2012.

• Aged 21 years and 40 days becomes the youngest winner on the 2015 European Tour season. Jordan Spieth was the previous youngest, aged 21 years and 259 days at the Masters Tournament.

• Aged 21 years and 40 days becomes the youngest winner on The European Tour since Matteo Manassero, who was 20 years and 37 days at the 2013 BMW PGA Championship.

• Aged 21 years and 40 days becomes the youngest winner of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports since the event became part of The European Tour in 1972. The previous youngest was Justin Rose, who was 21 years and 307 days in 2002.

• The fourth wire-to-wire winner of the 2015 season. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Jordan Spieth (Masters Tournament), David Horsey (Made In Denmark) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports).



• Becomes the first rookie to win wire-to-wire since Pablo Larrazábal (2008 Alstom Open de France).

• Becomes the 33rd different player to win the British Masters since the event became part of The European Tour in 1972.

• Victory comes in his first appearance in the British Masters supported by Sky Sports.

• Becomes the 43rd player in European Tour history to win on The European Tour the year after graduation from the Qualifying School.

• Of the 43 players, 21 have been rookies.

• The 51st European Tour victory by a Qualifying School graduate the year after graduation.

• Becomes the fourth youngest Qualifying School graduate to win on The European Tour the year after graduation. The youngest four are: Paul Way (19 years and 149 days  - 1982 KLM Dutch Open), José María Olazábal (20 years and 214 days – 1986 European Masters and 20 years and 249 days - 1986 Sanyo Open) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (21 years and 40 – 2015 British Masters presented by Sky Sports).

• Becomes the youngest English winner on The European Tour, aged 21 years and 40 days, since Tom Lewis (20 years and 284 days – 2011 Portugal Masters).


• Becomes the fifth youngest English winner in European Tour history. They are: Paul Way (19 years and 149 days – 1982 KLM Dutch Open), Sir Nick Faldo (20 years and 30 days – 1977 Skol Lager Individual), Tom Lewis (20 years and 284 days – 2011 Portugal Masters), Peter Baker (20 years and 305 days – 1988 Benson and Hedges International Open) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (21 years and 40 days – 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports).

• Joins Tony Jacklin (1973), Guy Hunt (1977), Tommy Horton (1978), Sir Nick Faldo (1989), Mark James (1990), Peter Baker (1993), Justin Rose (2002), Greg Owen (2003), Barry Lane (2004) and Lee Westwood (2007), as English winners of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, since the event became part of The European Tour in 1972.

• Joins Baldovino Dassu (1976), Guy Hunt (1977), Bernhard Langer (1980), Bob May (1999) and Greg Owen (2003), as players making the British Masters supported by Sky Sports their first European Tour win.

His first round of 64 (-7) was the lowest opening round by a winner in the event's history.

Played on a sponsor's invite. Becomes the first invitee to win on The European Tour since Oliver Wilson won the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

• Becomes the 299th English victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the ninth English victory on the 2015 season. They are Danny Willett (Nedbank Golf Challenge and Omega European Masters), Andy Sullivan (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni and Joburg Open), James Morrison (Open de España), Chris Wood (Lyoness Open Powered by Greenfinty), David Horsey (Made in Denmark), Lee Slattery (M2M Russian Open) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports).

• Becomes the 92nd different Englishman to win on The European Tour.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2017 season.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €671,550.



• Becomes the 16th European Tour victory on the 2015 European Tour by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Gary Stal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Richie Ramsay (Trophée Hassan II), James Morrison (Open de España), Byeong Hun An (BMW PGA Championship), Søren Kjeldsen (Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation), Alex Noren (Nordea Masters), Pablo Larrazábal (BMW International Open), Bernd Wiesberger (Alstom Open de France),  Roope Kakko (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), David Horsey (Made in Denmark). Lee Slattery (M2M Russian Open and KLM Open) and Rikard Karlberg (72º OPEN D’ITALIA presented by DAMIANI), Thorbjorn Olesen (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports).

• Becomes the 371st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

• Becomes the 143rd former Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.

• Gains his first victory as a professional.

 

• Moves to 1,353,190 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Moves to 59th in f the Official World Golf Ranking, from 111th.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of second in the 2015 Omega European Masters.

• Becomes the 12th first-time winner of the 2015 European Tour season. They are: Andy Sullivan (South African Open Championship Hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Gary Stal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Anirban Lahiri (Maybank Malaysian Open), Trevor Fisher Jnr (Africa Open), Jordan Spieth (Masters Tournament), Wu Ashun (Volvo China Open), Byeong Hun An (BMW PGA Championship), Rickie Fowler (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), Roope Kakko (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Thomas Pieters (D+D REAL Czech Masters), Rikard Karlberg (72º OPEN D’ITALIA presented by DAMIANI) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports).

• In his rookie season on The European Tour in 2015. Is the first rookie to win on The European Tour since Rikard Karlberg in 2015 at the 72º OPEN D’ITALIA presented by DAMIANI.

• The fourth rookie overall to win on The European Tour in the 2015 season. They are: Anirban Lahiri (Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open), Byeong Hun An (BMW PGA Championship), Rikard Karlberg (72º OPEN D’ITALIA presented by DAMIANI) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (British Masters supported by Sky Sports). (This matches the record for the most number of different rookies to win in one season, set in 2001).

• Becomes the 46th rookie to win in European Tour history overall.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FITZPATRICK, MatthewENG18-15
T2LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-13
T2KJELDSEN, SørenDEN18-13
T2ZANOTTI, FabrizioPAR18-13
T5FRASER, MarcusAUS18-11
T5LORENZO-VERA, MikeFRA18-11

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