He came close the last time the Open Championship was contested. In 2019 at Royal Portrush, Englishman Tommy Fleetwood was the runner-up, though six arrears for the eventual winner, Shane Lowry, Ireland.
It’s almost three decades since an English player lifted the Claret Jug. Nick Faldo won the third of his three open championship titles at Muirfield in 1992. British victories in the tournament since Faldo’s last victory were placed by Scottish Paul Lawrie (1999), as well as Darren Clarke (2011) and Rory McIlroy (2014). of Northern Ireland.
Fleetwood hopes to put his name alongside Faldo (1987, 1990, 1992), Tony Jacklin (1969), Max Faulkner (1951) and Henry Cotton (1948) as English players who have won the Open Championship since the end of World War II. II. In the Open championship golf betting opportunity, Fleetwood are listed at 31-1. Tyrrell Hatton (27-1) is the best English golfer by the betting houses. Lee Westwood (31-1), Matthew Fitzpatrick (37-1) and Paul Casey (37-1) are other contenders from England. McIlroy (12-1) has the best finish line of all the British players as they beat it from 15 to 18 July at Royal St. George’s shut down.
The title of the open championship would be Fleetwood’s ultimate dream
Playing in the final group of the final round of the 2019 Open Championship was a dream come true for Fleetwood, even if Lowry’s presence in the group would give the day an unreal feeling.
“I don’t think there will be too many times like this when I’m in the final group on Sunday and not the favorite at home,” Fleetwood told Daily Mail. The gallery was packed that day with Irish fans and especially expressed their passion for Lowry.
That would not be the case if Fleetwood, or any English player in that regard, made their presence on the standings at Royal St. John’s. George’s does not disclose.
“I think a lot of people from the North West of England are the same, it’s so much a part of the culture of the world,” Fleetwood said. ‘If there’s ever an open in front of your front porch, you feel blessed, and I have not only two in Birkdale and Hoylake, but also just another hour in Lytham.
‘I like the rich variety of the Open. It has a bit of everything. I like the qualifying stories of golfers who get the best days of their lives. And then I like to see Tiger beat all his irons at Hoylake. ”
Fleetwood won the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in 2017 for the first time. He finished tied for 27th place on one-top track record. Fleetwood was in 2018 for 12th place at Carnoustie ahead of its 2019 series on the title.
“My own journey means the world to me,” Fleetwood said. ‘I can not tell you how proud I was to make it to the weekend with an amazing second round at Birkdale in 2017 and to score the first time.
‘The next year I got into an argument at Carnoustie and then I had to play the last round with Shane, where you’re four hours away to reach your ultimate dream. The more experiences you get in your closet, the better because you can not practice or buy it. I just learned the last three issues.
‘And now there’s another chance, and although I do not have much time to learn St George’s, I would be surprised if it did not suit my game. You try to make your game fit for all kinds of places, but I feel at home on link courses.
‘I feel comfortable keeping away from the greens, hitting shots with the right ball flight and all the weather in which we have to play. I like where the Open stands in our British sports summer and I can not tell you how much I missed it last year. ”
Looking for his game
Since finishing second at Royal Portrush, Fleetwood has dropped from the top 10 in the World Golf rankings to number 30, but he does not feel out of touch with his game.
“I know what it’s like to lose your game and it will not fall to the thirtieth in the world,” Fleetwood said. ‘It’s frustrating because you want to feel like you’re progressing all the time, but the worst thing I could do is panic and look for a magic wand.
“I had a lot of decent finishes during this run and I just know it won’t be long before I’m going to run a good run again.”