Fitzpatrick bros lose their golf clubs on way to PGA Tour & DP World Tour events

Matt Fitzpatrick and Alex Fitzpatrick both lost their golf clubs with airlines en route to the Sony Open and Dubai Invitational. 

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Wed, 10 Jan 2024
Fitzpatrick bros lose their golf clubs on way to PGA Tour & DP World Tour events

Matt Fitzpatrick and Alex Fitzpatrick both lost their golf clubs when flying to the Sony Open and Dubai Invitational.

The Fitzpatrick brothers are playing in different tournaments on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour this week.

Matt Fitzpatrick lost his golf clubs and suitcase flying with Hawaiian Air to the Sony Open on Tuesday.

Younger brother Alex Fitzpatrick then lost his own golf clubs with British Airways when heading out to the Dubai Invitational 24 hours later. 

Matt took to Twitter in order to try and get some assistance for his lost baggage. 

The 2022 US Open champion commented how he spent five hours trying to get hold of someone to speak to at Hawaiian Air.

His golf bag and suitcase eventually turned up later on Tuesday, but he mentioned how his golf bag was "soaking wet" on arrival.

Fitzpatrick concluded it was "awful service". 

Then as if by chance, his brother Alex lost his own golf club bag heading over to compete in the DP World Tour's first event of 2024.

Alex also took to Twitter to vent his frustration, especially as it was the second time in three weeks that he had lost his bags. 

"Thanks a lot British Airways for never putting my golf clubs on my first flight from Miami to Heathrow. 
"Landed in Dubai and no clubs is a fun way to start the year, second time in three weeks airlines have lost them."


Alex's clubs have still not arrived ahead of the first round of the Dubai Invitational.

Rory McIlroy headlines the field at the Dubai Invitational, and thankfully his golf clubs including his new TaylorMade Qi10 LS Driver did turn up.

Ever lost your golf bag or suitcase with an airline? It certainly seems to be becoming a common theme now in 2024. Share your thoughts and comments over on the GolfMagic social media channels.

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