June was a month of open championships for the United States Golf Association as both a men’s and women’s champion were crowned. On the ladies’ side, Australia’s Minjee Lee won in record fashion at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina, shooting a four-round total of 271 to beat the old scoring record by a stroke. Lee was a previous USGA champion as she also won the U.S. Girls Junior championship in 2012. The U.S. Women’s Open title was her second major championship in her professional career.

On the men’s side, Matt Fitzpatrick from England played a Ben Hogan-esque final round, hitting 17 greens in regulation and wound up defeating runners-up Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler by a stroke. Great things had been predicted for Fitzpatrick, as he has won seven times internationally and, like Minjee Lee, was a former USGA champion, having captured the 2013 U.S. Amateur at the same course as this year’s U.S. Open, The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Fitzpatrick’s win capped off a run of fine form in 2022.

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