Matt Fitzpatrick, and Grace Under Pressure

For the record, I am surely not the only golf writer on earth who does not actually play golf. Surely. Yes, it’s true, I don’t know that I’ve ever actually MET another golf writer who doesn’t play golf. But surely he or she exists. The last time I played a round of golf — and I promise you that at some point this will wind back around to Matt Fitzpatrick and something extraordinary that happened at the U.S. Open — was 30 years ago. It’s a story. See, the last time I played golf was 1992, and it was at Augusta National. In those days, I was columnist at

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