Robert MacIntyre secures Italian Open title after play-off victory vs Matt Fitzpatrick in DP World Tour occasion | Golf Information

The victory is the second DP World Tour success in Robert MacIntyre’s profession so far, and denies Matt Fitzpatrick a second tour win of the season; Fitzpatrick turned US Open champion this 12 months again in June; each gamers completed on 14 below earlier than play-off down the 18th gap

Final Up to date: 18/09/22 5:39pm


Robert MacIntyre claimed the Italian Open title after England's Matt Fitzpatrick forced a play-off

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Robert MacIntyre claimed the Italian Open title after England’s Matt Fitzpatrick pressured a play-off

Robert MacIntyre claimed the Italian Open title after England’s Matt Fitzpatrick pressured a play-off

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre claimed the Italian Open title after beating England’s Matt Fitzpatrick on the first play-off gap within the DP World Tour occasion.

A monumental 10 birdies in a closing spherical of 64 noticed MacIntyre submit a rating of 14 below, earlier than US Open champion Fitzpatrick birdied the 18th to pressure a play-off.

The Englishman may solely par the primary play-off gap, nevertheless, after a poor tee shot, whereas MacIntyre birdied the outlet to safe the win.

The victory is the second DP World Tour success in MacIntyre’s profession so far, and denies Fitzpatrick a second tour win of the season.

The victory can also be MacIntyre’s first in 48 occasions, with the Scot aiming for 2023 Ryder Cup choice on the similar venue – the Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership in Guidonia Montecelio close to Rome – when the match takes place in a 12 months’s time.

Rory McIlroy completed two pictures again in fourth place at 12 below, whereas France’s Victor Perez was a shot off MacIntyre and Fitzpatrick at 13 below, lacking a birdie probability on the 18th to be a part of the play-off.

“This implies every little thing,” MacIntyre informed Sky Sports activities after securing victory.

“I used to be down and out about three months in the past, I did not know what I used to be doing, did not know the place to go.

“However we spoke to the precise individuals, began working with (coach) Simon Shanks.

“There’s a lot work gone into this Mike (Thomson) my caddie, household, buddies, everybody.

“I hit a horrible shot on 15 and thought it was backs towards the wall.

“However we dug in. I’ve bought a dogged perspective, I by no means hand over and if I get punched, I punch again.”

The Scot survived challenges from Fitzpatrick and Rory McIlroy to go on and win the tournament

The Scot survived challenges from Fitzpatrick and Rory McIlroy to go on and win the match

Of his hopes for Ryder Cup choice, MacIntyre added: “It is my predominant aim. My solely aim for the subsequent 12 months actually.

“I’ve executed it on this golf course. However I did not really feel this week was going to be the one, the model after all, and the best way I used to be taking part in.

“We labored on a couple of issues Tuesday and Wednesday and I felt so answerable for my recreation this week. My strategy play has simply gone up a notch.”

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