Southport golfer Tommy Fleetwood will resume his search for a first PGA Tour win at the WGC-Workday Championship on Thursday.

It is Fleetwood’s first North American event of the year, three weeks on from his last outing at the Saudi International, where he finished tied-26th.

The tournament has had to be moved from its traditional home in Mexico this year, with the Tour citing ‘logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic’.

It takes place at the Concession Golf Club in Florida, kicking-off a run of four consecutive events in the Sunshine State including the prestigious PLAYERS Championship next month.

The winner will pocket $1.82million in prize money.

Fleetwood will tee-off at 5.59 pm UK time on Thursday alongside world number 28 Abraham Ancer and former Open Championship runner-up Kevin Kisner.

The build-up to the tournament, the first of four World Golf Championship events on the calendar, has been overshadowed by the concern surrounding Tiger Woods.

15-time Major champion Woods was involved in a serious car accident in California on Tuesday.

He has since undergone surgery on multiple leg fractures.

In a statement, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Manahan said: “On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”

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