Tommy Fleetwood: "I am happy and proud"


Tommy Fleetwood: "I am happy and proud"
Tommy Fleetwood: "I am happy and proud" © Getty Images Sport - Richard Heathcote / Staff

"I can't wait to see the rest of the guys, the captain, the vice captains, our wives, our families and the staff. I'm happy and proud. We have an amazing group of people. We are a giant family and the bonds that they create, they last a lifetime.

It's just fantastic": Tommy Fleetwood is beaming after Team Europe won the Ryder Cup thanks to his decisive point.

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"What do I feel? Relief, pride, joy. Luke Donald is fantastic - he adds - We are all proud of him.

From the beginning he was good." As an amateur he won the Scottish Amateur Stroke Championship in 2009 and the following year he came second in several tournaments, before turning professional after winning the English Amateur.

In his professional debut, at the Czech Open, he made the cut and finished 67th. In September 2011 he won the Kazakhstan Open, part of the Challenge Tour, thus securing a place on the 2012 European Tour. In the first season he managed to maintain the right to play on the European Tour thanks to a top ten placing at the South African Open, while in 2013 he achieved his first success at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, after a three-way play-off in which he beat Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo González.

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

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

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

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

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