5 things you didn’t know about … Tommy Fleetwood
Four European Tour wins and a Race To Dubai title. This is what Thomas Paul Fleetwood has under his belt. But the young Englishman has much more to claim and celebrated some big successes, both on his professional and private life.
But what do you really know about Tommy Fleetwood? Here are five facts you may not know about the 28 years old player.
1. Record at the US Open
Tommy Fleetwood didn’t win a Major tournament yet. But at the US Open in 2018, he left quite an impression and finished second, just one shot behind Brooks Koepka. On that day, he posted a final round of 63 and equaled the lowest round in a US Open and the lowest final round in any Major Championship.
2. Six participations in Crans-Montana
Unfortunately, Tommy Fleetwood couldn’t write his name on the list of Champions of the Omega European Masters, but he participated in the tournament six times so far and scored some decent results, with a 5th place in 2014 as a best result, finishing only two shots off the winner David Lipsky. If he wasn’t a top favorite when he used to play here, Tommy Fleetwood is returning as one of the main contenders to the title in 2019.
3. A family man
Family and friends are the most important thing to Tommy Fleetwood. On his Instagram account, he describes himself as a father, stepfather and husband, before he reveals being a professional golfer. His childhood friend and best mate Ian Finnis is his caddy and he is married with Clare, who is also his manager. Together they are parents to Franklin, who was born in September 2017. Shortly after the Omega European Masters 2017, he withdrew from his home tournament the British Masters to support his wife with their newborn son.
4. 2017 was his best season to date
Not only did he get married and become a dad, but also on the professional level 2017 was is most successful year to date. He claimed two wins (HNA Open de France and Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship), broke into the Top 10 of the World Golf Ranking, won the Race to Dubai, was named player of the year and finished 2nd in the WGC in Mexico! These results also allowed him to be selected to the Ryder Cup Team the following year.
5. A Ryder Cup hero
At the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, Tommy Fleetwood made record-breaking debut in the competition. Together with this friend Francesco Molinari, he won four points out of four and made a major contribution to the memorable victory of Team Europe.