Tommy Fleetwood facts.
Home Sweet Home.
In 2017, Tommy Fleetwood made the cut for the first time in his fourth Open appearance. He finished in a good tied 27th place. He was all the more delighted since that year the Open was held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport – Fleetwood’s home town. As a child he had to sneak onto the course because he came from a humble background and the family could not afford the green fee.
Race to Dubai.
The most successful year in Tommy Fleetwood’s career to date was 2017. The Englishman won two top-class tournaments – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the Open de France – as well as the European Tour season rankings, the Race to Dubai. In the battle for the Harry Vardon Trophy, Fleetwood defeated top pros such as Justin Rose and Sergio García.
Tommy Fleetwood’s majors record is strong overall, even though he hasn’t won a title yet. At the 2018 U.S. Open, he would have won by a whisker, after a phenomenal 63 final round, he was just one stroke behind winner Brooks Koepka. But the Englishman joined an exclusive club: only five players before him had ever achieved the record number of just 63 shots in a U.S. Open round.
Tommy Fleetwood made his Ryder Cup debut in Paris in 2018. And what a debut it was: Together with his friend Francesco Molinari he made the perfect team. “Molliwood” won all foursome and fourball matches – this was the first time ever that a European duo had achieved this. This also saw another entry added to the history books, since Fleetwood was the first European rookie to win his first four matches.