Tommy Fleetwood

Last updated on 13 August 2017

Thomas Paul Fleetwood (born 19 January 1991) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Fleetwood was born in Southport, Merseyside. He had a distinguished amateur career with 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, making his début at the 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 has been Fleetwood's most successful year. 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.

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Amateur wins (2)

Professional wins (6)

European Tour wins (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

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)

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

Other wins (2)

  • 2011 Formby Hall Classic (PGA EuroPro Tour)
  • 2013 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

Results in major championships

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T27 4
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T27
PGA Championship CUT CUT T61

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

Summary

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

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship DNP DNP T71 DNP 2
Match Play DNP DNP QF DNP T39
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP DNP DNP T28
HSBC Champions T18 T24 T30 DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

See also

References

  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.

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