Fitzpatrick Wins Long Drive Competition, Year's Supply of Beer

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
Matthew Fitzpatrick's shot that won the long drive competition at the Czech Masters traveled 330 yards into the fairway.
Getty Images // Richard Martin-Roberts

One long drive earned one long year's worth of beer for Matthew Fitzpatrick last weekend.

The 21-year-old stands just 5-foot-9 and weighs little more than 150 lbs., but he mashed a drive 330 yards on the 9th hole at the Czech Masters Sunday. In claiming the longest drive of the day, Fitzpatrick won a year's supply of beer.

But that wasn't all. Fitzpatrick’s top 5 finish earned him an automatic bid onto the 2016 European Ryder Cup team, so he won't be sweating the captain’s picks made by Darren Clarke in the coming weeks. Check out his mammoth drive below.

He seemed pretty thrilled about it afterwards.

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