Fitzpatrick set for hero’s return at BMW PGA Championship

Matt Fitzpatrick, the newly-crowned U.S. Open Champion, will make a hero’s return to English soil when he tees it up at the BMW PGA Championship, the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2022 DP World Tour season, from September 8-11.

The Sheffield player claimed his maiden Major Championship title at The Country Club, Brookline on Sunday after a stunning and nerveless final day performance which earned him a one-stroke victory over American duo Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler.

The manner of Fitzpatrick’s triumph has earned him praise across the global sporting spectrum and marks the culmination of years of consistent progress, during which two of his seven previous titles have come at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship – in 2016 and 2020.

The 27-year-old is sure to receive a rapturous reception from his home fans at the BMW PGA Championship, where he will also join the past three winners of the event – Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton and Danny Willett.

“I’m really excited about returning to the BMW PGA Championship, especially now that I’m heading back to Wentworth as a Major Champion,” said the World Number Ten, whose maiden professional win came on English soil at the 2015 Betfred British Masters.

“It’s always such a great week and the fans are incredible – really knowledgeable and supportive. I’ve always played well there but never quite challenged so I’m hoping I can change that this year and be there or thereabouts on Sunday afternoon.”

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