Florian Fritsch (born 29 October 1985) is a German professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour
Fritsch was born in Munich, Germany, and attended the University of South Carolina in the United States, graduating in 2008. He turned professional in early 2009, and almost became the third golfer, after countryman Martin Kaymer, and Italian Edoardo Molinari, ever to win on their Challenge Tour début, when he lost to Lee S. James in a playoff for the Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne.
2010 he quit from professional golf because of a fear of flying that developed through the years after a flight where he experienced huge clear-air turbulences. After a few months he took up his professional career again. He only played in tournaments he could reach by car or by train. Nevertheless he reached the final qualifying stage of the European Tour and earned his card for the 2011 season.
After finishing 125th on the 2015 Race to Dubai and missing the full-card for the 2016 season, in 2016 he finished 101st thanks to his T7 placements in the Omega European Masters, at the Porsche European Open and at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He secured his full-card for 2017 playing just 12 tournaments, due to his flying fears and his low-ranking spot in 2016.