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Fitzpatrick eyes American impact

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(Photo by Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images)

Matthew Fitzpatrick has set his sights on earning a full PGA Tour card following his success at the DP World Tour Championship.

Fitzpatrick, who was part of Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup team, produced a sensational performance in Dubai to clinch the season-ending tournament, beating fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton by one stroke.

At just 22, he became the youngest English three-time winner in European Tour history after triumphs at the 2015 British Masters and the 2016 Nordea Masters.

The Sheffield-born star now has a five-year exemption in Europe and he has confirmed his attentions are being turned towards winning a card for the PGA circuit.

“I’ve got a five-year exemption on the European Tour, so for at least three of the five I’m going to be pushing hard to try and get that PGA Tour card,” he told Sky Sports News HQ. “Hopefully I’ll give myself a good chance and eventually be able to play on both tours.”

Major glory could also be on the mind of Fitzpatrick and he will be hoping to improve on the impressive tie for seventh he achieved at the Masters this year.

The youngster recorded his first ever top-10 finish at Augusta National, ending up five shots behind compatriot and surprise champion Danny Willett.


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