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Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood Selected to Represent Team GB at Paris 2024

Team GB Golf Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood

In an exciting development for British golf, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tommy Fleetwood have been selected to represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This dynamic duo promises to bring a blend of fresh talent and seasoned experience to the tournament, held at the renowned Le Golf National course.

Matt Fitzpatrick: Olympic Debut with High Expectations

Making his Olympic debut, Major winner Matt Fitzpatrick is set to showcase his skills on an international stage.

Fitzpatrick’s resume is impressive; he claimed his first Major title at the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club, Brookline.

This victory was historic as he joined the legendary Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to have won both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur Championship on the same course.

Adding to his accolades, Fitzpatrick secured his second PGA TOUR title in April 2023 and clinched his ninth victory on the DP World Tour that October.

Tommy Fleetwood: A Familiar Ground

Tommy Fleetwood, returning for his second Olympic appearance, is no stranger to Le Golf National.

His history with the course is storied, starting with his victory at the Open de France in 2017, a year that saw him being crowned European Number One.

Fleetwood’s 2018 Ryder Cup debut at the Paris venue was nothing short of spectacular, earning four points out of five and contributing significantly to Europe’s victory over the United States.

Fleetwood’s recent form has been impressive. The World Number 13 began 2024 with a victory in Dubai and continued his streak with a tied third place at the Masters in April, his best finish at Augusta National.

With two further Ryder Cup appearances under his belt, including a victorious campaign in Rome last year, Fleetwood’s experience and familiarity with Le Golf National make him a formidable competitor.

Team GB’s Olympic Aspirations

Team GB’s Paris 2024 Chef de Mission, Mark England, expressed his excitement about the selections.

“We are thrilled to have two golfers with such tremendous pedigree representing Team GB this summer.”

“It is great to welcome Matt into the fold for what will be his first Olympic Games, and to have Tommy back with us after his time competing in Tokyo 2020.”

“This course holds special memories for Tommy, so we are certain he and Matt will both look forward to playing in Paris once again.”

Nigel Edwards, Team GB Golf Team Leader, echoed these sentiments. “I’m delighted to welcome Matt and Tommy as our male golf athletes travelling to Paris.

Having worked with Tommy in Tokyo, I know how much he enjoyed representing Team GB, and he will be looking forward to returning to a course that he knows very well.

Matt is a fantastic addition to Team GB’s growing list of golf Olympians, and I have no doubt that he will embrace his debut experience.”

The Olympic Challenge Ahead

The Olympic golf competition will consist of a 72-hole individual stroke play event for both men and women.

Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood will compete in the men’s event from August 1 to August 4.

The women’s golf qualification period ends on June 24, with selections to be confirmed shortly thereafter.

As Fitzpatrick and Fleetwood prepare to represent Team GB, the golf community eagerly anticipates their performance.

With Fitzpatrick’s major-winning pedigree and Fleetwood’s seasoned experience at Le Golf National, Team GB’s golf team looks poised for a promising showing in Paris.