European Tour

Fleetwood has his eyes on the prize in Switzerland

2019-08-28 11:00
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood (Getty Images)

Cape Town - World No 13 Tommy Fleetwood is looking forward to an exciting finish on the European Tour and hopes to play good golf at this week's European Masters.

The last time Fleetwood missed a European Tour cut came in 2017 at the European Masters at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.

"With the opportunities coming up, if you're in the hunt until the end you've got a realistic chance in the Race to Dubai. This definitely feels like the start to the run in to the end of the season. It's nice to have this stretch coming up, where with some good golf I could be in there again," said Fleetwood.

The 28-year-old is looking forward to recapturing his early form in this event as he aims to be crowned European Number One for the second time.

Fleetwood is currently in fourth position in the Race to Dubai rankings, thanks to six Top 20 finishes and believes that he has a realistic chance of replicating his 2017 banner year.

"The Race to Dubai is well ahead of most things. To be part of that Ryder Cup team with Francesco Molinari and beat an American team that was so strong was amazing. But on an individual level, the Race to Dubai is well up there," said the Englishman.

"I realised last year how difficult it is to retain it and this year I will chase it again. To win one when it's your time is so important. I can look back on that and be very happy."

Fleetwood joins a stellar field this week, which includes world No 2 Rory McIlroy and his fellow Major winners Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett and 2020 Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington joining two-time tournament winner and defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick at the stunning Swiss venue.

Compiled by Lynn Butler

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