Crans, Switzerland, May 3: English golf star Matthew Fitzpatrick has confirmed he will headline the 2017 Omega European Masters in September, organisers announced.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a whirlwind finish to his 2016 season, winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai last November which led to his sixth place finish in the Race to Dubai.
Since turning professional in 2014, the talented Fitzpatrick has already notched three titles to his name, the first being the British Masters in 2015 followed by the Nordea Masters in 2016.
He has also secured several other honorable performances, including a fourth place at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in 2015 and a magnificent seventh place at the 2016 Masters in Augusta and played for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Fitzpatrick will be confident of challenging for a first Omega European Masters victory from September 7 to 10 at the Crans-Montana golf course, having finished runner-up to Danny Willett in the 2015 edition and seventh last season.
This year, the current world number 37 has posted one top-10 and three top-20s around the world.
Sweden’s Alexander Noren has already confirmed he will defend his title in the €2.66 million (approximately US$2.9 million) Omega European Masters which is sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour.
It is also the only tournament on European soil to be sanctioned by both Tours.