European Tour and PGA Tour star Matt Fitzpatrick has signed with precision-milled putter brand Bettinardi Golf.
World No.22 Fitzpatrick had chosen to play Bettinardi's DASS BB1 Flow Tour Dept. putter with a custom face milling throughout the 2020 PGA Tour season. He recorded five top-ten finishes and ranking second in Strokes Gained: Putting with 0.880 before putting pen to paper on a deal with the brand.
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While the Ryder Cup star is tied into a deal to wear Under Armour apparel, shoes and glove, the Bettinardi putter is the first club in the 26-year-old's bag that he will play under contract. He remains a free agent for his woods, irons and wedges, currently choosing to play a combination of TaylorMade, Titleist and Ping metals, Ping irons and Vokey wedges. He plays a Titleist Pro V1 ball.
Fitpatrick's custom putter face milling inspired Bettinardi and became the base of the newest Roll Control Face, found on the 2021 Studio Stock Series.
“We couldn’t be more proud to have such a talented golfer to be a part of the Bettinardi Tour staff,” said founder Robert Bettinardi.
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“It means the world to have a renowned professional like Matt trust the craftsmanship and quality of a Bettinardi in his hand on the biggest stage in golf. Matt’s trust in our company speaks volumes to our passion in crafting the world's best putters with tight quality controls to meet the demands of the world’s best players.”
Fitzpatrick joins the likes of Matt Kuchar and Jason Kokrak in Bettinardi's line-up of tour players.
“Adding Matthew Fitzpatrick to Team Bettinardi is absolutely huge for our brand and further proves that Bettinardi putters are second to none when it comes to quality and craftsmanship," said Executive Vice President Sam Bettinardi.
"Meeting the strict demands of arguably one of the best putters in the world is a true testament to Bettinardi Golf and our team of highly talented engineers who worked extremely hard to perfect a face milling and putter head that Matt requested.”
News of Fitzpatrick's signing comes ahead of his appearance in the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship, which the Yokrshireman won back in 2016.