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Matt Fitzpatrick

Now it’s Fitzpatrick’s turn! It’s raining aces at the US Open

The odds are supposed to be against you, but Matt Fitzpatrick has recorded the third hole-in-one of the week at the US Open
 

It’s supposed to be a 1 in 12,000 shot for most of us – but the players can’t seem to stop making aces at the US Open.

Matt Fitzpatrick joined Matthieu Pavon and Sam Burns in recording a hole-in-one as he became the third player this week to hit the perfect shot at the par-3 15th at Los Angeles Country Club.

The defending champion, who won his maiden major at Brookline last year, pitched it onto the slope on the 115 yard hole and was already on his way walking as it spun back right into the centre of the cup.

The Sheffield star looked stunned, and then delighted, when the cheers went up as it became clear he’d posted the 51st hole-in-one in US Open history and was putting a “1” on the scorecard.

It was also his first ace on the PGA Tour.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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