Matt Fitzpatrick finishes with Even-par 71 in first round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree
June 10, 2021
- June 10, 2021
Matt Fitzpatrick's nice approach leads to birdie at Palmetto Championship
In the opening round of the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Matt Fitzpatrick lands his 132-yard approach 7 feet from the cup at the par-4 17th hole. He would make the putt for birdie.
In his first round at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Matt Fitzpatrick hit 12 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at even-par for the tournament. Fitzpatrick finished his day tied for 54th at even par; Wes Roach is in 1st at 7 under; Erik van Rooyen, Chesson Hadley, Dustin Johnson, and Doc Redman are tied for 2nd at 6 under; and Jhonattan Vegas is in 6th at 5 under.
After a 326 yard drive on the 360-yard par-4 third, Fitzpatrick chipped his second shot to 4 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Fitzpatrick to 1 under for the round.
After hitting his second shot into the native area, Fitzpatrick hit his next to the left side of the fairway. He hit his fourth shot to the green and had a two-putt for a bogey on the par-5 fourth. This moved Fitzpatrick to even-par for the round.
On the par-4 sixth, Fitzpatrick's 178 yard approach to 7 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Fitzpatrick to 1 under for the round.
Fitzpatrick hit his tee shot into the native area, he hit his next shot to the green and got down for double bogey on par-4 eighth. This moved Fitzpatrick to 1 over for the round.
Fitzpatrick tee shot went 205 yards to the right side of the fairway and his chip went 29 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for bogey, bringing Fitzpatrick to 1 over for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 475-yard par-4 17th hole, Fitzpatrick had a 134 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Fitzpatrick to even for the round.