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European Tour: Tommy Fleetwood Silences Critics With Big Time Victory

Tommy Fleetwood has been in a big slump since 2017, with just one win.  That includes the PGA Tour where he has still yet to claim a victory.  And that has given critics plenty of ammunition against his ability to close out tournaments.

Fleetwood was six shots back on Sunday when he shot an exquisite 65, which included three eagles in his final 10 holes to tie Marcus Kinhult and force a playoff.

Fleetwood’s first eagle came on the ninth hole when he chipped it in from the back of the green.

That put Fleetwood at 10 under and on to the next hole where he had an incredible approach shot leaving him with a manageable putt for back-to-back eagles

On the par 5, 14th hole, Fleetwood drained his third eagle putt.

It only took one extra hole for Fleetwood to claim his victory and $2.5 million dollars at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge, which is held at the Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.

Fleetwood after the win said, holding back tears:

The money is not that important obviously, I guess, being a golfer these days you have a chance at a young age to set your family up for life.”

“It’s just really really cool to win.”

Fleetwood summed up his emotions quite simply, finally breaking through with a of this magnitude and a purse this big.

h/t: golf.com

Written by Brian Bernd

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