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Matt Fitzpatrick is laughed at by the golf world as engagement photos reveal his ‘goofy’ side

You probably know that Matt Fitzpatrick loves Harbour Town Golf Links. Not just because of his RBC Heritage triumph last year. The Englishman vacationed in Hilton Head with his family in the 2000s. The best part for the then six-year-old Fitzpatrick was teeing off on the Pete Dye course.

Two decades later, it's only growing. So much so that the former US Open champion decided to wear a Harbor Town Golf Links t-shirt during his engagement photo shoot. Some new pictures were released courtesy of his fiancée Katherine Gaal. While Gaal wore a white skirt, Fitzpatrick donned a lined golf t-shirt with white shorts.

She didn't go into detail, but it could have been a sports shoot. Before Gaal worked as a marketing manager, she was a tennis player at the Bay Head Yacht Club in New Jersey. And her white skirt did indeed resemble the golf attire of a tennis pro.

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Do you think Matt Fitzpatrick’s engagement photos show his true personality?

Still, it was Fitzpatrick who caught everyone's attention thanks to his golf tee. They got engaged in September 2023, and at the time the two-time PGA Tour winner was wearing jeans and a collared shirt. Even then, eagle-eyed fans spotted his golf shoes and questioned his formal choice. This time, too, Fitzpatrick could not escape the critical scrutiny of internet users.

Fans think Matt Fitzpatrick should have known better

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There have been worse-dressed golfers. From John Daly in the '90s to Jason Day and Sergio Garcia's Masters outfit in April, it's not uncommon for golfers to mess up their clothing. Matt Fitzpatrick has largely avoided it so far.

But fans just couldn't stand the idea of ​​someone wearing a golf polo to their engagement photoshoot. They would have preferred him to dress like a regular guy. One of them commented: “You can see the guy had a ride planned right after the photoshoot! Lol.Some, however, were angry. One user ranted: “Embarrassing. You should never make this crap public.” “What an idiot,“, a third person interjected.

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But the major champion's move resonated with some. Perhaps it was planned that way. A small portion of golf fans greeted it with loud approval. Take, for example, this user who rated the move 10/10.Wearing the Harbor Town Polo is a 10/10 move.” Some others agreed. “What a move by Fitzy. Loves the game,“, another fan agreed.

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Matt Fitzpatrick and his fiancée are expected to marry later this year. Fans are excited to see what the Englishman will wear to the wedding. They expect him to be dressed “properly”. Until then, everything is fine; the 29-year-old can have some fun.