Southport born Tommy Fleetwood carded a final round two-over par 75 to finish tied 44th in the WGC-Workday Championship.

Tiger Tribute

The golf was not nearly as important as the tribute to Tiger Woods, following his horrific car crash last week .

Woods suffered a broken leg in the car crash and his fellow professionals showed support for the American by wearing the famous ‘Tiger Red’ clothing on Sunday.

Fleetwood, Rory Mcllroy, Patrick Reed and Jon Rahm all wore the colours associated with golfing legend.

The attire has been retired by golfers in recent years as a sign of respect for what the 45-year-old has done for the sport in terms of its global attraction.

Early Round Trouble

Fleetwood could not channel the Tiger spirit as the Merseyside born gofer struggled in the first round.

The 30-year-old carded a three-over par 75, which included three bogeys, a double bogey and only two birdies.

On Friday, Fleetwood improved with an even par round of 72 and a bogey-free back nine which had one birdie on the difficult 349 yard par four 12th.

After narrowly making the cut after the second round, Fleetwood carded a four-under par 68 to climb the leaderboard, ahead of the final round in Florida.

Despite bogeys at the second and 14th, Fleetwood battled to claim four birdies on the back nine to give him his first under par round of the tournament – leaving him at one-under par.

The final round saw Fleetwood’s early round form return with another four bogeys and another double bogey as he stumbled to a three-over par final round to finish two over par.

PGA Tour Problem

This was the 30-year-old’s first PGA Tournament of 2021 after competing in European tour tournaments for the start of 2021.

Fleetwood’s fourth tournament of 2021 sees him card his worst finish at 44th.

At the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Fleetwood finished ten-under par and tied for 7th, eight shots off the lead in his first tournament of the year.

He could not retain the title after winning the tournament in 2018 and 2019.

Fleetwood has not finished in the top five of a PGA Tournament since February 2020 at The Honda Classic – finishing third.

Tommy Fleetwood will hope to dust himself off from the struggles in Florida as he takes part in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club next weekend as he searches for his first PGA Tour win.

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