Name:Thomas Paul Fleetwood
Born:Jan 19, 1991 in Southport, Lancashire.
Ryder Cup player (2018). Walker Cup player (2009). Multiple wins on the European Tour. European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner (2017).
During a distinguished amateur career Fleetwood won the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play (2009) and English Amateur (2010). He also achieved the ranking of world No.1 men's amateur player. After turning professional in 2010, he chalked up his first European Tour win at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2013.
Further European Tour success followed, but not until 2017, when he won the Abu Dhabi Championship and the French Open. These wins and other top ten finishes produced enough points for Fleetwood to land his biggest prize of the year, the European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai), and an accompanying $1,250,000 bonus cheque.
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 14-17; seventh of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Fleetwood (Eng) beat Marcus Kinhult (Swe) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to collect the biggest winners cheque in European Tour history. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan 18-21; European Tour event). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), who shot a back-nine 6-under-par 30 on the final day. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Jan 19-22; European Tour event). Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) and Pablo Larrazabal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the HNA Open de France (Jun 29-Jul 2; second of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Peter Uihlein (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fleetwood (Eng), who claimed his third European Tour win. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Race to Dubai
Fleetwood (Eng) received the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2017 Race to Dubai winner (based on his season-long points tally; points equate to euros won, with Eurpn Tr winnings paid in $ or £ converted to euros). Fleetwood (5,386,955 pts) also won a Race to Dubai winner's bonus of US$1,250,000. Second was Justin Rose (Eng) with 4,894,368 pts plus bonus of $750,000; third was Jon Rahm (Esp) with 4,553,988 pts plus bonus of US$600,000.
Played as the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (Aug 22-25). 22-year-old Fleetwood (Eng) beat Stephen Gallacher (Scot) and Rocardo Gonzalez (Arg) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to secure his first European Tour win. [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].
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