Fitzpatrick confident his first win is on the horizon

08 July 2020 21:31:32 GMTPlus10

Sheffield's Matthew Fitzpatrick believes he is not far away from winning his first tournament on the PGA Tour as he prepares for this week's Workday Charity Open.

The world number 26 missed last week's Rocket Mortgage Classic but he will be back in action two weeks on from having missed the cut at the Travelers Championship.

Fitzpatrick will not have regular caddy, Billy Foster, on the bag this week. Foster has opted to remain at home, meaning Jim 'Bones' Mackay has stepped in to help him at Muirfield Village.

The addition of Mackay, who was caddie for all five of Phil Mickelson's major wins, has given Fitzpatrick a confidence boost and he hopes he can put the experience of 'Bones' to good use.

The former US Open Amateur champion has five European Tour wins to his name, but his wait for a PGA Tour titles goes on.

The 25-year-old finished T32 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, while he also secured a T14 finish at the RBC Heritage.

While his game still needs fine tuning, Fitzpatrick believes he has what it takes to win this weekend.

He told reporters: "I've given myself a few chances now, and I don't think I'm far off. It's just sort of everything coming together.

"I feel like it [a win] is close, but my level of frustration, I'm not frustrated. It's the way the game is. I've just got to keep working hard and improving and trying to do the things that me and my team have looked at. Just take it from there really and hopefully it will come."

Fitzpatrick is 4001.00 to win the Workday Charity Open, while Spain's Jon Rahm is 15.00 to come out on top.

Rahm can move to the top of the world rankings this weekend, with Rory McIlroy not in action.

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