Matt Fitzpatrick talks about FIGHTING Bryson DeChambeau

Matt Fitzpatrick played a practice round with Bryson DeChambeau, where he asked the big-hitting American for a few tips ahead of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about FIGHTING Bryson DeChambeau

Matt Fitzpatrick said he wouldn't fancy his chances in a fight with Bryson DeChambeau, after he revealed a few details about their practice round together ahead of this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

The Englishman has been making his mark in recent months and although he is yet to win an event on the PGA Tour, many believe it is only a matter of time before Fitzpatrick adds a victory in America to his accomplishments.

Fitzpatrick had previously made comments about DeChambeau's new approach to the game, suggesting he was making a "mockery" of the game, although the World No.16 said it was taken out of context.

On Monday, Fitzpatrick posted a picture on Twitter of the pair playing together at Austin Country Club, with the caption: "Getting some tips."

Speaking to the media ahead of this week's event, Fitzpatrick was asked about his relationship with DeChambeau, following his previous comments made at Wentworth.

"We hate each other. It's a really nasty thing between us," joked Fitzpatrick. "No, it's fine. Listen, we spoke a few times since the whole thing anyway and I made my comments, and that was my opinion at the time.

"I think they were definitely taken out of context, there's no doubt about that, and yeah, we talked about it since, we talked about it yesterday, and yeah, there's no problems between us, it's obviously just a bit of a media thing that kind of people want it to turn into something.

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"But, yeah, I wouldn't fancy my chances in a fight anyway."

Fitzpatrick then went into further detail about what exactly he spoke to DeChambeau about on Monday, where the 26-year-old said it was more about his equipment, rather than the US Open champion's gym routine.

"I was just asking him about his clubs and his speed training and stuff and I've been doing something similar and looking into it anyways before my comments that I made last year, so it's not -- it's nothing too new to me, it's just quite interesting just to hear his thoughts and how he's going about things to improve his swing speed and get longer."

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