Matt Fitzpatrick returns to his old stomping grounds at Northwestern after dominating the Masters

By Caley Chelios

Matt Fitzpatrick had an all-star performance last week in Augusta, tying for seventh place and shooting a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday at the Masters. The 21-year-old Englishmen finished the tournament like a seasoned professional, earning a top-ten finish that will guarantee him an invitation to the 2017 Masters. This is Fitzpatrick’s best finish out of his four major championship appearances.

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Fitzpatrick returned to his old stomping grounds at Northwestern to celebrate with friends. The former Wildcat left Northwestern after his freshmen year in 2013 after winning the U.S Amateur and turning pro. He’s traveled all over the U.S. and Europe, but Fitzpatrick says he loves Chicago. Northwestern is still one of his favorite places to come back to.

“I get the best of both worlds,” Fitzpatrick said, “I get to feel like I’m at University with my best friends again, but without all the work.”

Photo at top: Matt Fitzpatrick pays a visit to Northwestern after the competing in the Masters. (Caley Chelios/MEDILL)