Ended more than two years without a win when he captured the DP World Tour Championship for the second time in Dubai in December, although he was pipped to the European Tour No. 1 spot for the season by runner-up Lee Westwood.
The leading amateur in the 2013 Open, where he finished joint 44th aged 18, the former British Boys Champion won Walker and Ryder Cup honours in the space of three years and now has six Tour titles.
In 2019 he had no fewer than five runner-up finishes, including the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, then started 2020 with another in Abu Dhabi – just behind Westwood that time.
He tied for seventh at The Masters in 2016 and represented Europe in the Ryder Cup aged 22. Three years earlier he became the first Englishman to lift the US Amateur trophy since 1911, going top of the world amateur rankings as a result.
In his first full season as a professional he had a round of 60 at the KLM Open, four third places, one runner-up finish and, best of all, his maiden victory in the British Masters at Woburn.
Fitzpatrick almost claimed another win in the week before this year's Open, losing a play-off at the abrdn Scottish Open.