Matt Fitzpatrick wins the RBC Heritage tournament in a playoff against Jordan Spieth.
Why it matters
The victory is significant as it marks Fitzpatrick's first regular PGA Tour title and follows his previous major win. The thrilling playoff adds to the excitement and showcases the competitiveness of professional golf.
What the papers say
The Independent describes the victory as 'very, very special' for Fitzpatrick, who considers the RBC Heritage crown as his most coveted on the PGA Tour. The Guardian highlights Fitzpatrick becoming the first Englishman to win the tournament since 1984 and Spieth's missed opportunity to become the fourth-ever back-to-back winner. The Independent also mentions Fitzpatrick's personal connection to the Harbour Town course, where he used to holiday as a youngster. Phil Casey from The Independent emphasizes the thrilling nature of the playoff and Fitzpatrick's stunning approach shot on the final hole to secure victory.
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