Tommy Fleetwood

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Tommy Fleetwood
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Personal information
Full nameThomas Paul Fleetwood
Born (1991-01-19) 19 January 1991 (age 28)
Southport, England
Nationality England
ResidenceSouthport, England
SpouseClare Fleetwood
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
Challenge Tour1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 2018
U.S. Open2nd: 2018
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2018
PGA ChampionshipT35: 2018
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2011
Race to Dubai Champion2017

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

Amateur career[edit]

Fleetwood had a distinguished amateur career which included wins in the 2009 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship[1] and the 2010 English Amateur,[2] 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. He 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.[3] In July 2010 Fleetwood finished as runner-up to Daniel Gaunt in the English Challenge on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour.[4] He 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,[5] 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.

Fleetwood had a mediocre start to his first season on the European Tour, but after finding some form in the autumn he managed to retain his playing rights with a top ten finish in the South African Open his last tournament of the season.

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.[6]

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.

2017 was Fleetwood's most successful year to date. In January he 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.[7] In March, Fleetwood was runner-up in the WGC-Mexico Championship, a shot behind Dustin Johnson while 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.[8] 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.[9]

Fleetwood made a successful start to 2018, winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by two strokes from Ross Fisher. 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.[10]

In the 2018 Ryder Cup, Fleetwood paired with Francesco Molinari. They became the first pairing to win all four of their matches,[11][12] as Europe won 17.5-10.5 [13]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (7)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

Legend
Rolex Series (1)
Other European Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
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 Golf 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

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

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

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

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

PGA EuroPro Tour (1)[edit]

  • 2011 Formby Classic

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2013 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

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
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
U.S. Open 0 1 0 2 2 2 3 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Totals 0 1 0 2 2 4 14 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2017 U.S. Open – 2018 PGA, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Mexico Championship T71 2 T14
Match Play QF T39 T17
FedEx St. Jude Invitational T28 T14
HSBC Champions T18 T24 T30 T20 T7
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Williamson, Richard (2 August 2010). "Formby Hall's Tommy Fleetwood is new English champion". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Merseyside golfer Tommy Fleetwood turns professional". Liverpool Daily Post. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Australian Gaunt wins English Challenge in Suffolk". BBC Sport. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  5. ^ Greathead, Jonathan (19 August 2010). "Nike snap up English Amateur Champion Fleetwood". Today's Golfer. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  6. ^ Goodlad, Phil (25 August 2013). "Johnnie Walker Championship: Tommy Fleetwood wins play-off". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ Corrigan, James (22 January 2017). "Tommy Fleetwood no longer England's forgotten man after Abu Dhabi win". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Wiesberger claims dramatic victory in China". PGA European Tour. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  9. ^ "2017 Race to Dubai bonus pool, purse, winner's share, prize money payout". www.thegolfnewsnet.com. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  10. ^ Harig, Bob (17 June 2018). "Tommy Fleetwood nearly sets record with final-round 63 at U.S. Open". ESPN.
  11. ^ "Fleetwood and Molinari make history with 4-0 record". AOL. 29 September 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Clark, Dave (30 September 2018). "Europe win back The Ryder Cup". Ryder Cup. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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