Elite golfer and rising star Matt Fitzpatrick earned his first career Majors victory—and the first since becoming a brand ambassador for Skechers—at the 122nd U.S. Open® on Sunday. Competing in Skechers GO GOLF Pro 5 Hyper™, Fitzpatrick won by a single stroke and finished 6 under par against a challenging field of competitors. He’s the second player in history, Jack Nicklaus being the first at Pebble Beach, to win the U.S. Amateur (2013) and U.S. Open at the same venue, The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
“It came down to the end on Sunday and winning my first major has been a lifelong goal, so for it to happen on this course where I won the U.S. Amateur, there’s just so much emotion,” said Matt Fitzpatrick. “The weather was a big challenge, but I was able to stay focused, thanks to the comfort and performance of Skechers working well for me on the course.”
“We always knew Matt was a special player, so for him to be in Skechers earning a career-defining victory at the historic U.S. Open is valuable exposure for the Skechers GO GOLF brand,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “The U.S. Open is one of the most prestigious showcases for the sport, so millions viewing on television watched a player never give up and compete to the end for his first Majors win—all while illustrating how our footwear delivers the comfort and performance that any golfer desires. There’s so much on the horizon for this champ, and we’re honored to be with him.”
After a successful amateur career, Fitzpatrick turned pro at the age of 19. The English native earned his first professional victory in 2015 at the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. The next year, he was selected for the Ryder Cup European team and went on to win the 2016 DP World Tour Championship. Since his professional debut, Fitzpatrick has achieved seven wins on the European Tour, most recently winning the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters at Real Club Valderrama. He is currently ranked #10 in the World Golf Rankings.
Earlier this year, Fitzpatrick joined the roster of Skechers golf pros currently including Brooke Henderson, Colin Montgomerie, and Billy Andrade who all wear Skechers GO GOLF on tour. Former quarterback and broadcaster Tony Romo is also an ambassador for the brand’s golf footwear and appears in GO GOLF marketing campaigns.
Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs, Skechers GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and training collections. Select styles from The Comfort Technology Company™ include signature innovations like Skechers Arch Fit®, ULTRA GO® and Hyper Burst® cushioning, along with other key features.
Skechers GO GOLF footwear is available at Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail partners, including specialty golf pro shops.