Alex Fitzpatrick sends hilarious video to older bro Matt after first pro win

Alex Fitzpatrick claimed his maiden professional victory then sent an hilarious video clip to his older brother Matthew Fitzpatrick. 

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Mon, 7 Aug 2023
Alex Fitzpatrick sends hilarious video to older bro Matt after first pro win

Weeks after Alex Fitzpatrick impressed on his major debut at the 151st Open, the young Englishman captured his first win as a pro

The 24-year-old triumphed on the Challenge Tour (the official feeder to the DP World Tour) and won the British Challenge. 

His victory at St. Mellion was a comfortable one, the younger Fitzpatrick cruising to a five-shot win and earning a cheque for $46,900. 

Of course, he won a lot more dough at Royal Liverpool with his T-17 finish ($187,900 in fact) but his maiden win? That means a whole lot more. 

In celebration, he decided to drop a Happy Gilmore quote in a video to his older brother and 2022 U.S. Open champ Matt. 

"Hey Matt, just give me one of them big ones," Alex says in an American accent before sliding his giant cheque in the boot of his car. 

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"It's just always asking about me"

Matt spoke about the dynamic he shares with his brother before the 151st Open. 

He revealed that it was difficult for Alex when he was younger. 

Matt explained:

"I remember however many years [ago] when I first got on tour, Alex was still at my golf club, Hallamshire, and members would come up to him all the time, [saying] 'How's Matt doing? Where's Matt?'  Not, 'How are you doing? How's your game?' 
"It was just always asking about me. Well, I completely understand how it feels now because it's the other way around. Literally the majority of the questions are, how's Alex?
"I totally get how it is, and I'm sure for him growing up it was probably very annoying.
"It's hard for him to kind of have his own identity and have his own game. People kind of putting him into, oh, he's got to be like his brother and stuff, when actually we are polar opposites.
"I think for him, he's just learning. It's all new to him. This is obviously his first major. It's his kind of first full season on Tour if you like. He turned pro last June or whatever it was."

Surely at the rate he is progressing, Matt can expect plenty more questions about his younger bro. 

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