Tommy Fleetwood

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Tommy Fleetwood
Fleetwood in 2012
Personal information
Full nameThomas Paul Fleetwood
Born (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 32)
Southport, Merseyside, England
Sporting nationality England
ResidenceSouthport, Merseyside, England
Clare Craig
(m. 2017)
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
PGA EuroPro Tour
Professional wins9
Highest ranking9 (18 November 2018)[1]
(as of 24 September 2023)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
Sunshine Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT14: 2022
PGA ChampionshipT5: 2022
U.S. Open2nd: 2018
The Open Championship2nd: 2019
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
Race to Dubai winner2017
European Tour
Players' Player of the Year

Thomas Paul Fleetwood (born 19 January 1991) is an English professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and European Tour. He has won six times on the European Tour.

Background and amateur career[edit]

Fleetwood was born on 19 January 1991 in Southport, Merseyside, England. He had a distinguished amateur career which included wins in the 2009 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship[2] and the 2010 English Amateur,[3] and runner-up finishes in the 2008 Amateur Championship, the 2010 New South Wales Amateur and the 2010 Spanish Amateur and the 2010 European Amateur. Fleetwood represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup in 2009. He also reached number 3 in The R&A's World Amateur Golf Ranking, and number 1 on the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings.[4]

In July 2010, Fleetwood finished as runner-up to Daniel Gaunt in the English Challenge on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour.[5] Fleetwood won the English Amateur at the beginning of August and turned professional shortly afterwards.

Professional career[edit]

Fleetwood made his professional début at the 2010 Czech Open on the European Tour,[6] where he made the cut and finished tied for 67th. In September 2011 he claimed his first Challenge Tour win at the Kazakhstan Open, which secured his place on the European Tour for 2012.

In August 2013, Fleetwood won his maiden title on the European Tour at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. He won in a three-man sudden death playoff, after a birdie on the first extra hole to see off Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo González.[7]

On 22 May 2015, Fleetwood scored an albatross on the par-5 4th hole at the Wentworth Club during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship.

In January 2017, Fleetwood won his second European Tour event, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, by one stroke over Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazábal after a final round 67.[8] In March, Fleetwood was runner-up in the WGC-Mexico Championship, a shot behind Johnson. In April, he lost in a sudden-death playoff at the Shenzhen International to Bernd Wiesberger, at the first extra hole. Fleetwood had come from eight strokes behind on the final day with a stunning round of 63 to set the clubhouse lead. In the playoff, Fleetwood found the green in two, but Wiesberger from trouble fired an approach to within five feet and holed the birdie putt for the victory.[9] In June, Fleetwood finished fourth in the U.S. Open, while in July, he won the Open de France, beating Peter Uihlein by a stroke, after a bogey-free final round 66. He moved from 99th in the World Rankings at the start of the year into the world top-20. In November 2017, Fleetwood won the European Tour season-long Race to Dubai and won $1,250,000 from the bonus pool.[10]

Fleetwood won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by two strokes from Ross Fisher to begin the 2018 season. He had a final round of 65, with six birdies in the last nine holes.

Fleetwood is the sixth golfer to shoot a 63 in U.S. Open history, tying the championship's single round scoring record. He did this in the fourth round of the 2018 U.S. Open on 17 June at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. He finished one stroke behind the winner Brooks Koepka.[11]

In the 2018 Ryder Cup, Fleetwood paired with Francesco Molinari. They became the first pairing to win all four of their matches,[12][13] as Europe won 17.5–10.5 [14]

In July 2019, Fleetwood finished second in the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.[15]

In November 2019, Fleetwood made three eagles in the final round to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. Fleetwood won in a playoff over Marcus Kinhult. This event was part of the European Tour's Rolex Series and was co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour. [16]

In October 2020, Fleetwood birdied the 72nd hole to join Aaron Rai in a playoff at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. However he was defeated when he missed a par putt from short-range on the first extra hole.[17]

In September 2021, Fleetwood played on the European team in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The U.S. team won 19–9 and Fleetwood went 0–1–2 including a tie in his Sunday singles match against Jordan Spieth.

In November 2022, Fleetwood won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in South Africa. He successfully defended this title, having been last played in 2019. It was also his first victory since then as well.[18]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

Rolex Series (2)
Other European Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Aug 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles −18 (68-65-67-70=270) Playoff Scotland Stephen Gallacher, Argentina Ricardo González
2 22 Jan 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship −17 (67-67-70-67=271) 1 stroke United States Dustin Johnson, Spain Pablo Larrazábal
3 2 Jul 2017 HNA Open de France −12 (67-68-71-66=272) 1 stroke United States Peter Uihlein
4 21 Jan 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (2) −22 (66-68-67-65=266) 2 strokes England Ross Fisher
5 17 Nov 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge1 −12 (69-69-73-65=276) Playoff Sweden Marcus Kinhult
6 13 Nov 2022 Nedbank Golf Challenge2 (2) −11 (70-70-70-67=277) 1 stroke New Zealand Ryan Fox

1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, but unofficial money event.

European Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Scotland Stephen Gallacher, Argentina Ricardo González Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2017 Shenzhen International Austria Bernd Wiesberger Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge Sweden Marcus Kinhult Won with par on first extra hole
4 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open England Aaron Rai Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 11 Sep 2011 Kazakhstan Open −15 (68-69-66-70=273) 2 strokes Norway Knut Børsheim

PGA EuroPro Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 5 Aug 2011 Formby Hall Classic −16 (67-68-65=200) 4 strokes England Graeme Clark, England Luke Goddard,
England Warren Bennett

Other wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 8 Aug 2013 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship −4 (52-52=104) 1 stroke England Paul Broadhurst

Playoff record[edit]

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2023 RBC Canadian Open Canada Nick Taylor Lost to eagle on fourth extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T17
U.S. Open T27 4 2
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T27 T12
PGA Championship CUT CUT T61 T35
Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Masters Tournament T36 T19 T46 T14 33
PGA Championship T48 T29 CUT T5 T18
U.S. Open T65 CUT T50 CUT T5
The Open Championship 2 NT T33 T4 T10
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 6
U.S. Open 0 1 0 3 3 3 8 6
The Open Championship 0 1 0 2 3 4 9 6
Totals 0 2 0 6 7 12 33 24
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (2017 U.S. Open – 2020 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2023 U.S. Open – 2023 Open Championship, current)

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
The Players Championship T41 T7 T5 C CUT T22 T27
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Cancelled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Championship T71 2 T14 T19 T18 T44
Match Play QF T39 T17 T24 NT1 QF T35 T52
Invitational T28 T14 T4 T35 T46
Champions T18 T24 T30 T20 T7 T53 NT1 NT1 NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = No Tournament
"T" = tied
Note that the Championship and Invitational were discontinued from 2022. The Champions was discontinued from 2023.

Team appearances[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 46 2018 Ending 18 Nov 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Southport's Tommy Fleetwood set to fulfil his dream of joining the professional golf ranks". Liverpool Daily Post. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  3. ^ Williamson, Richard (2 August 2010). "Formby Hall's Tommy Fleetwood is new English champion". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Merseyside golfer Tommy Fleetwood turns professional". Liverpool Daily Post. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Australian Gaunt wins English Challenge in Suffolk". BBC Sport. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  6. ^ Greathead, Jonathan (19 August 2010). "Nike snap up English Amateur Champion Fleetwood". Today's Golfer. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  7. ^ Goodlad, Phil (25 August 2013). "Johnnie Walker Championship: Tommy Fleetwood wins play-off". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  8. ^ Corrigan, James (22 January 2017). "Tommy Fleetwood no longer England's forgotten man after Abu Dhabi win". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Wiesberger claims dramatic victory in China". PGA European Tour. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  10. ^ "2017 Race to Dubai bonus pool, purse, winner's share, prize money payout". Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  11. ^ Harig, Bob (17 June 2018). "Tommy Fleetwood nearly sets record with final-round 63 at U.S. Open". ESPN.
  12. ^ "Fleetwood and Molinari make history with 4-0 record". AOL. 29 September 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  13. ^ Corrigan, James (10 October 2018). "Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari gear up for 'awkward' British Masters battle". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  14. ^ Clark, Dave (30 September 2018). "Europe win back The Ryder Cup". Ryder Cup. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  15. ^ Douglas, Steve (21 July 2019). "Tommy Fleetwood comes up short on wet and wild day at British Open". Toronto Star. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  16. ^ Herrington, Ryan (17 November 2019). "Sharp play, lucky breaks help Tommy Fleetwood wins first European Tour title in 22 months". Golf Digest. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  17. ^ "Aaron Rai wins play-off with Tommy Fleetwood to seal Scottish Open success". Yahoo! Sports. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Nedbank Golf Challenge: Tommy Fleetwood retained title with victory in South Africa". BBC Sport. 13 November 2022. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  19. ^ "European Boys' Team Championship – European Golf Association". Retrieved 22 January 2023.

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