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Monday, August 19, 2013

UK Gets Century-Old Revenge At Golf Tournament

With his younger brother on the bag, Matthew Fitzpatrick (right) posted a 4-and-3 victory over Oliver Goss on Sunday to win the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. (John Mummert/USGA)

With his younger brother on the bag, Matthew Fitzpatrick (right) posted a 4-and-3 victory over Oliver Goss on Sunday to win the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. (John Mummert/USGA)

A British teenager won the men’s U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. on Sunday.

In a way, the victory by 18-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick makes up for what happened on the very same golf course in 1913, when a young American named Francis Quiment defeated the two top British professionals of the day, Ted Ray and Harry Vardon, to win the U.S. Open.

After his win at the 36-hole final match yesterday, Fitzpatrick said “it’s great to go down in history.”

Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock was on the course for yesterday’s championship.

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  • Alex Ashlock, producer for Here & Now and director of the show.

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