Achieved the final Open Qualifying Series place on Sunday when he posted closing rounds of 65 and 64 to grab his maiden PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic. Twice a winner on the European Tour in 2017.
At the Lyoness Open in Austria he produced a last day 67 to win by one and later in the year he defeated Arjun Atwal in a play-off for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Might also have triumphed at the Turkish Airlines Open but for Justin Rose’s closing birdie. He was beaten in sudden death at the 2015 Australian PGA Championship and in 2017 at both the Eye of Africa PGA Championship and Volvo China Open.
The former age group world champion was a teammate of Jordan Spieth at the University of Texas and sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the final green to give them the college title for the first time in 40 years. Like Spieth he turned professional in 2012, but in the week that the American reached world No 1 for the first time Frittelli was not even in the leading 800. Qualified for Carnoustie last season by finishing 19th on the 2017 Race to Dubai rankings.