World number 10 and Ryder Cup hero, Tommy Fleetwood, is ready and raring to go for the New Year.
Making three appearances on the PGA Tour already since the beginning of October, the Englishman is looking to kick start his season within the next few weeks and challenge for titles in the New Year.
Fleetwood has begun this season with a T20th place finish in the CJ Cup, T22nd at the ZOZO Championship and a T53rd place at the HSBC Championship. Although not finishing near the top of the leaderboard yet, the 28-year-old will not be too disappointed with his performances so far this season.
However, over on the European Tour, Fleetwood had an outstanding finish to the season. A win in South Africa put him in contention to win his second Race to Dubai crown. Subsequently, the Southport sensation was piped to the title by Ryder Cup teammate, Jon Rahm.
Despite not winning the Race to Dubai, Fleetwood has began to climb back up the world golf rankings. He has made his way back into the top ten in the world.
In 2019, Fleetwood played in 18 competitions on the PGA Tour. The 28-year-old didn’t miss one single cut. One of very few players to do so.
His 2019 season in America consisted of 12 top-25 finishes, six top-10 finishes, a third place finish and two second place finishes.
One of Fleetwood’s two runners up positions came at The Open. He was four shots off the lead heading into the final day, and was very much in contention.
Although it was the middle of July, Royal Portrush was hit with inclement weather conditions, making it virtually impossible for the players to make any kind of decent score.
Fleetwood came up short, with Irishman, Shane Lowry, lifting the Claret Jug at the 148th Open Championship and becoming Champion Golfer of the Year.
Despite not winning, Fleetwood left Portrush with a high sense of achievement, pushing a links golf master all the way. This was something for the Southport man to build on, and further evidence that Fleetwood is more than capable of mixing it with the big guns.
What can we expect from Fleetwood in 2020?
The aim for Fleetwood will surely be to win an event on the PGA Tour.
This is the 28-year-old’s seventh season on the PGA Tour, and he is still hunting for his first win. He has been close on several occasions, but is still yet to get that maiden victory.
Perhaps one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour in recent years, constantly making cuts and giving himself a chance going into Sunday.
However, all of this good form and tidy golf has not yet led to a victory.
Surely it is only a matter of time before Fleetwood secures his maiden PGA Tour title.
Alongside winning a regular event on the PGA Tour, the Southport golfing superstar will be wanting all the glory and success. A major championship.
The vast majority of professional golfers will want to win a Major Championship. Like a Grand Slam in tennis, it’s the pinnacle of the calendar.
Fleetwood has performed well in previous majors, with a fourth place finish in the 2017 US Open, then going further and finishing second the following year at the same event. Then, another second place finish in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
The Southport resident is a major champion in the making.
There is no reason why Fleetwood cannot pick up his first major honour in 2020.
The coming year could be a telling one for the world number ten. One in which Fleetwood will be hoping to make a huge mark, with some impressive victories.
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