Matt Fitzpatrick believes his previous win at Brookline will give him a chance as he seeks his first major title at the 122nd US Open.

Nine years after winning the U.S. Amateur title in the same area, Fitzpatrick joins the front by entering the final round of the third major round of the year

with American Will Zalatoris, a shot past defending champion Jon Rahm. World-leading Scottie Scheffler, Keegan Bradley,

and Adam Hadwin are two shortstops from the Country Club race, with Rory McIlroy, Sam Burns, and Joel Dahmen another back

stroke and the last of just nine players in red. . "I really think it will make me stronger than others," Fitzpatrick said of his 2013 US Amateur win.

"I really believe that. It's a really good time in my career. It just started me. "Coming back here and I'm going to play really well,

it just gives me confidence to keep going." Fitzpatrick also competed in the fourth round of the US PGA final in Southern Hills last month,

 a 73-yard touchdown that missed the play-off between Zalatoris and Justin Thomas by two shots.