Tommy Fleetwood- On the edge of a breakthrough?

Tommy Fleetwood at 24 is not the youngest golfer out on the international stage, in fact he is over 2 years older than now two-time major winner Jordan Spieth. Despite this he looks to be one of the most promising golfers coming through from Europe and is gathering a lot of excitement especially recently where he made an albatross at Wentworth. His rise is all the more spectacular when you consider that under 2 years ago he was ranked 277th in the world. At the time of writing this it has been chopped significantly down to 49th which would gain him a place in all the Major events on the golfing calendar providing he can keep his momentum going. It’s not been a straight forward rise to success however, after struggling in the 2014 PGA Championship and the Cadillac Championship at Doral the Englishman stated

“You have to be honest with yourself, It is easy to go out practicing on your own, but playing with those guys was a big reality check for me.”

Since then however he has enjoyed some success. Fleetwood only has had one win which was way back in 2013 in the Johnnie Walker challenge at Gleneagles but it has been this year which he has really sprung forward onto golfs main stage. He has come in the top 6 twice in the BMW PGA Championship and the WGC Cadillac Matchplay. These tournaments both had world-class fields including the likes of Rory Mcilroy, Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and many more but to be able to compete with these incredible golfers shows how high a level he is playing at right now.

Fleetwood winning his first of potentially many tournaments at the Johnnie Walker Championship
Fleetwood winning his first of potentially many tournaments at the Johnnie Walker Championship

I believe it is only time before Fleetwood has a breakthrough where he wins a big tournament. He is long enough off the tee to be able to attack the long courses out in America and is gaining experience all the time playing these big events across the world. Britain has produced many great golfers in recent years with the likes of Mcilroy, Rose and Poulter and with years on his side I believe there is a very bright future for Tommy Fleetwood.


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