TOMMY… TOMMY FLEET­WOOD

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Ma­jor cham­pion in wait­ing. Greens in reg ma­chine. Ry­der Cup rookie sen­sa­tion. So­cial me­dia side­kick to an icy cool Ital­ian, the other half of Moli­wood.

What’s not to love about Tommy Fleet­wood who will bring those flow­ing locks and the fluid am­bi­tion of a sec­ond suc­ces­sive Euro­pean money-list ti­tle to Jumeirah Golf Es­tates?

It’s amaz­ing to think how far the 27-yearold English­man has come from the low of the 2016 BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship when he openly ad­mits he stood on the tee and had no idea where he’d hit it. As the de­fend­ing two-time Abu Dhabi HSBC Cham­pi­onship win­ner, Fleet­wood is some­thing of a desert spe­cial­ist but wasn’t happy fin­ish­ing a lowly T-21 on Earth last Novem­ber, a per­for­mance just good enough to ner­vously edge Justin Rose to the ti­tle of Euro­pean Tour No. 1. In­deed, Fleet­wood has just one DP World Tour Cham­pi­onship top-10 in five starts and a 70.25 stroke av­er­age that will need to be trimmed if he is to do the JGE dou­ble.

A 70.25 STROKE AVE WILL NEED TO BE TRIMMED IF HE IS TO DO THE JGE DOU­BLE.

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