Fans love Matt Fitzpatrick’s emotional caddy as US Open champ comforts him

Golf fans are loving Matt Fitzpatrick's emotional caddy after the US Open champion was spotted comforting him after his victory.

Fitzpatrick scooped £2.6million in prize money on Sunday after holding off the challenges of Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris to win his maiden major championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. The 27-year-old Englishman was accompanied on the course by his caddy, Billy Foster, who also won his first major in the process.

Foster was seen welling up after Fitzpatrick's win, pulling his cap down over his face as he put his head in his hand before being comforted by Fitzpatrick.

The touching moment was caught on camera, with fans loving the emotional embrace between the pair. Gary Lineker tweeted a clip of the moment and wrote: "This is a beautiful moment."

One golf fan added: “Right in the Monday feels”. Meanwhile, another viewer also wrote: “Amazing, Fitzy is a legend.”

A third fan commented: “Billy Foster. Every reason why LIV Golf should fail. Brilliant. Congratulations @MattFitz94.” Another added: “What a win… fabulous Yorkshire pair, so happy for both of them… amazing shot out of the bunker on the 18th… both must take credit for this.”

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Foster's first major win comes after 40 years of caddying, with the last four spent alongside Fitzpatrick having joined him in 2018 following his split from Lee Westwood after 10 years together.

Speaking after his win, Fitzpatrick explained, via YahooSports: “It means the world to Billy. I can’t tell you how much it means to Billy. It’s unbelievable. I know it’s something he’s wanted for a long, long, long time. To do it today is incredible.”

Prior to working with Fitzpatrick, Foster also spent time caddying for the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Segio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Tiger Woods earlier in his career.

The duo will now look to continue their success at The Open Championship at St. Andrews next month, having come close to a first major at the PGA Championship earlier this year when Fitzpatrick finished in a tie for fifth place.

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