22–25 AUGUSTI 2019 | HILLS GOLF & SPORTS CLUB | GÖTEBORG
Matthew Fitzpatrick will return to Sweden next month hoping to extend his impressive record in the Scandinavian Invitation.
The Englishman, who finished tied 20thin last week’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush, won the title at Bro Hof Slot in 2016 and finished runner up at Barseback in 2017, one shot behind winner Renato Paratore of Italy.
Fitzpatrick will join Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult, winner of this year’s Betfred British Masters, and 2018 Ryder Cup player Thorbjørn Olesen in the field at Hills Golf & Sports Club, in Gothenburg, which hosts the tournament for the second consecutive year from August 22-25.
Like Dane Olesen, Fitzpatrick will be bidding for a sixth European Tour victory, having claimed a title in each of the past four seasons.
The most recent of Fitzpatrick’s five titles came in the 2018 Omega European Masters – an event an also won in 2017 – and the 24 year old will attempt to clinch a hattrick of wins at Crans-sur-Sierre, in Switzerland, the week after he plays in the Scandinavian Invitation.
“I’ve played well in Sweden before with a victory and a second place, so I’m looking forward to going back for the Scandinavian Invitation,” said Fitzpatrick. “Even though it’s a different course, you always get good feelings playing in a tournament you’ve won before.
“Then it’s obviously Switzerland the week after where I’ve won the past two years, so I’m hoping to have a really strong fortnight.”
Fitzpatrick is currently 15thin the Race to Dubai having finished runner up in the Honma Hong Kong Open and the BMW International. He also finished tied 12thin the US Open last month and tied 14thin last week’s Rolex Series event, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.