Who Is Matt Fitzpatrick's Fiancée? All About Katherine Gaal

Matt Fitzpatrick and Katherine Gaal got engaged in September 2023

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Matt Fitzpatrick and Katherine Gaal are engaged!

The professional golfer popped the question in September 2023 after going Instagram official with Gaal that January.

A month after going public with their relationship, the couple made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Netflix's Full Swing. It was a rare public appearance for Gaal, who keeps a low profile outside of attending Fitzpatrick's golf tournaments.

So, who is Matt Fitzpatrick’s fiancée? Here’s everything to know about Katherine Gaal and her relationship with the golfer.

She was a Miss New Jersey runner-up

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Matt Fitzpatrick Instagram

While Fitzpatrick hails from Sheffield, England, Gaal is an all-American girl. She was born and raised in New Jersey and even competed in the Miss New Jersey USA pageant. In 2013, she was awarded first runner-up.

The following year, she received the Amity Award, an award given by her fellow contestants, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She went to Pennsylvania State University

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Gaal attended the Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a double major in finance and broadcast journalism. While there, she was active in her school’s extracurriculars. She joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority, acted as a student mentor and was selected to be part of the Wall Street boot camp.

On top of her degree, Gaal earned an Alternative Route to Teaching certification for K-6 and special education.

She’s a marketing manager

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Ben Jared/PGA TOUR/Getty

After graduating from college, Gaal went on to establish a career in marketing. For the last four years, she’s been working at Commvault, a software development company where she is now the regional marketing manager.

Although she works in business, she does have some experience in the sporting world. She was previously a tennis professional at the Bay Head Yacht Club in New Jersey, and she joins her fiancé for the occasional round of golf.

She and Fitzpatrick went Instagram official in January 2023

<p>Matt Fitzpatrick Instagram</p>

Matt Fitzpatrick Instagram

It’s unclear when the couple met or began dating, but they became Instagram official in January 2023. Fitzpatrick posted a series of photos on Instagram with the caption: “2023 kicked off in Maui!” The pictures show Fitzpatrick and Gaal on a golf course in Hawaii, marking Gaal’s first appearance on his social media.

The following month, on Feb. 14, he shared a sweet snapshot of them on Instagram with the caption, “To my favorite person, happy Valentines!"

A few days earlier, the pair made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Netflix’s Full Swing, an eight-episode docuseries about the lives of professional golfers. Fitzpatrick is featured in the series, where he talks about keeping detailed records of his shots since the age of 15.

She’s supportive of his golf career

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Andrew Redington/Getty

Aside from her appearances on his social media, Gaal has been spotted showing her support for Fitzpatrick during the 2023 PGA tour. In April 2023, she even caddied for him during the Masters Par 3 contest, as Fitzpatrick shared on Instagram. She was also on hand with the rest of Fitzpatrick’s family when he won the RBC Heritage over defending champion Jordan Spieth later that month.

“I knew [the shot] was good because my mom and my girlfriend were jumping up and down with their arms in the air," Fitzpatrick said during the post-game press conference.

In April 2024, the golfer made an appearance at the Par 3 contest again, as a returning champion.

Gaal has also traveled internationally with Fitzpatrick — in 2023, the couple went to Rome for the Ryder Cup. Photos captured the pro golfer and Gaal wrapped in a warm embrace after Team Europe secured the win.

She and Fitzpatrick attended Wimbledon in July 2023

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Karwai Tang/WireImage

The couple were in the stands on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Gaal looked chic in a striped dress, while Fitzpatrick wore a suit fit for summer.

She and Fitzpatrick got engaged in September 2023

Fitzpatrick proposed under an arch of roses in September 2023.

"YES ❤️," Gaal captioned photos from the engagement on Instagram.

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