We saw a young star emerge on one of the games biggest stages delivering a ball striking symphony for the ages during the final round of the US Open. Matthew Fitzpatrick captured his first professional win on US soil, at the same site he captured his US Amatuer title back in 2013, The Country Club in MA. On Sunday, Fitzpatrick hit 17/18 greens in regulation in a dazzling final round showing. He managed to win his first major picking up nearly zero strokes gained on the field with 0.25 strokes gained for the week but led the field in GIR (Greens In Regulation) hitting 72.2% of greens for the week. Additionally, he recently has also increased his length off the tee averaging 309 at The Country Club which is good enough for top 20 in driving distance. He has prioritized distance gain in his training program and uses an extra long driver that he seemed to be gripping down on last week. This combination landed him in the winners circle on Sunday, fending off some of the games biggest names. He picked up a combined 10 shots on field with SG driving and SG approach alone. It has been amazing to see Fitzpatrick’s gain in distance over the past 2 years and see how it impacts his scoring average and thus his world ranking as he has gone from 27th in the world back in June 2020 to now 10th in the world. Speed, one of our primary fundamentals here at GPC, has “major” implications for development.