43rd spot following his incredible debut
Considered to be one of the world’s best young prospects before turning professional in 2014, Matt began to fulfil his huge potential in real style during a superb rookie season on the European Tour.
The Sheffield-based player picked up his first victory at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports in front of his home fans at Woburn in October 2015. He then added his second title at the 2016 Nordea Masters and his third win, and arguably his biggest, at the 2016 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai - holding off a world class field at the final event of the 2016 European Tour season.
First Englishman since 1911 to lift the USGA’s oldest trophy
After securing his European Tour card through Qualifying School, Matt ended 2014 with a world ranking of 413 and just 12 months later he was in 43rd spot following his incredible debut campaign.
Born in Sheffield on September 1 1994, Matt was the 2013 US Amateur champion and Open Championship silver medallist. He became the first Englishman since 1911 to lift the USGA’s oldest trophy after triumphing at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, in August 2013.
The month before, the 2012 Boys Amateur champion finished as the top amateur at Muirfield with a share of 44th place.
Matt came through qualifying school in Spain in November 2014
Matt was Great Britain & Ireland’s leading point scorer at the 2013 Walker Cup before receiving the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking last September.
He brought the curtain down on his glittering amateur career at the 2014 US Open before turning professional at the Irish Open a week later.
Matt came through qualifying school in Spain in November 2014, picking up birdies in three of his last six holes to finish in a share of tenth place.
-14 (67-65-70-64 = 266)
-17 (69-69-66-67 = 271)
-15 (64-69-68-68 = 269)
-16 (68-65-68-71 = 272)