You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

on golf

Matt Fitzpatrick connected with Francis Ouimet

A baby-faced amateur with a pint-sized caddie wins a prestigious tournament at The Country Club in front of a large, loud crowd watching golf history unfold.

Heard it before? That 100-year-old tale is a great story, and so is this one. Turns out, there’s a connection between Francis Ouimet and Matt Fitzpatrick. And this kid, while not American, has an Irish name and Irish in his blood, so he quickly endeared himself to many of the 5,200 fans walking down the fairways Sunday as he took on Oliver Goss in the 36-hole championship match of the 113th US Amateur.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week