Ian Finnis: "Now we play golf for less money"



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Ian Finnis: "Now we play golf for less money"

Ian Finnis has been on Tommy Fleetwood's bag since 2016. He jumped to the headlines when in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, he organized a lottery raising more than $ 10,000 that he donated to his colleagues who were hit hardest by the pandemic situation.

He is now back in the limelight again, shaking the environment of the DP World Tour. In his opinion, players currently earn less than before the arrival of the new title sponsor DP World. He also pointed out that many players attending the DP World Tour will stay out of the Scottish Open.

This is due to the co-sanctioning of the tournament with the PGA Tour, which reserves half of the seats available to the Americans. Responding to a tweet from Jamie Weir, describing the resentment of other players towards "the 16", how those who signed with LIV Golf were labeled, Finnis said: "Sinile to resentment towards Keith Pelly?" "He promised a better European Tour after the announcement of the entry of the DP World, and now we play for less money !!" "And Tour members who play DP World tournaments every week won't be able to play the Scottish Open because the PGA Tour players want to be there? #Joke."

Tommy's caddy touched her very softly. It would be nice to know what colleagues think of him.

Tommy Fleetwood, biography

Perhaps also in light of the fact that Greg Norman's LIV Golf recently announced that the expenses (food, accommodation and travel) of the league players' caddies are fully borne by the organization.

As an amateur Tommy Fleetwood won the Scottish Amateur Stroke Championship in 2009 and finished second in several tournaments the following year, before turning pro after winning the English Amateur. On his professional debut at the Czech Open, he passed the cut and finished 67th.

In September 2011 he won the Kazakhstan Open as part of the Challenge Tour, thus securing a place on the 2012 European Tour. In the first season he managed to keep the right to play in the European Tour thanks to a top ten finish at the South African Open, while in 2013 he achieved his first success at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, after a three-way playoff in which he beat Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo González.

Of note, in the 2015 vintage, an albatross that Fleetwood scored on the fourth hole (par 5) in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship. 2017 was the most successful year for Fleetwood. In January he wins the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and in March he finishes second at the World Golf Championships, one shot behind Dustin Johnson.

In April, Shenzhen International loses in the play-off. After a fourth place in the U.S. Open, in July he wins the French Open. At the end of 2017 he finished first in the Race to Dubai. 2018 opened with the second victory of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, where he beat compatriot Ross Fisher by two strokes.

To the U.S. That year's Open became the sixth player in tournament history to finish a round (fourth) with 63 strokes: he finished second, one shot behind Brooks Koepka. He also made his Ryder Cup debut together with Francesco Molinari: they became the first couple to win all four matches, making a decisive contribution to the European victory.

In 2019 Fleetwood took a second place in another major, the Open Championship. He later won the Nedbank Golf Challenge, thanks to three eagles on the final lap, after which he defeated Marcus Kinhult in the play-off. About a year later he played another play-off, at the Scottish Open, but was passed on the first hole by Aaron Rai.