Tommy Fleetwood continues on the PGA tour this week as it heads to Japan for the Tour’s first Japanese event with the ZOZO Championship.
He will be hoping to better his disappointing 20th place finish at the CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club last weekend. He finished with a rather uninspiring nine under par, eleven shots off Justin Thomas’ lead.
The Southport man qualified for the ZOZO Championship by being one of the Top 60 golfers in last season’s FedEx Cup points list. Once again, he will be competing alongside massive golfing names such as Tiger Woods, Jason Day, and CJ Cup winner Justin Thomas. Fleetwood will be hopeful of capturing a share of the $9.75 million prize money in Japan.
At still only 28 years old, playing alongside his childhood heroes is a fantastic marker of Fleetwood’s progress on the tour. However, he is yet to get over the line in any of the four major tournaments. Although this season, he will be desperate to add some big honours to his resume. Having won the French Open in 2017 and playing a pivotal part in Europe’s Ryder Cup success in 2018.
After finishing second in both the 2018 US Open and 2019 Open Championship in Portrush, the 28-year-old Merseysider will be hoping to make the next step in his development and bag a major. His performance at Royal Portrush in July in extremely tough conditions will give him confidence going into this season.
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