Matthew Fitzpatrick shoots 2-under 70 in round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
March 05, 2020
- March 05, 2020
In his first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Matthew Fitzpatrick hit 11 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 2 under for the tournament. Fitzpatrick finished his day tied for 19th at 2 under; Matt Every is in 1st at 7 under; Rory McIlroy is in 2nd at 6 under; and Scottie Scheffler and Talor Gooch are tied for 3rd at 5 under.
On the 590-yard par-5 fourth hole, Fitzpatrick reached the green in 3 and sunk a 15-foot putt for birdie. This moved Fitzpatrick to 1 under for the round.
On the 199-yard par-3 seventh, Fitzpatrick's tee shot went 204 yards to the right side of the fairway and his chip went 18 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to even-par for the round.
Fitzpatrick hit his tee shot into the fairway bunker, he hit his next shot to the green and got down for birdie on par-4 13th. This moved Fitzpatrick to 1 under for the round.
On the 511-yard par-5 16th, Fitzpatrick had a birdie after hitting the green in 2 and two putting. This moved Fitzpatrick to 2 under for the round.