Tommy Fleetwood has cooled off ever so slightly from his scorching season. He still remains atop the Race to Dubai standings and will stay there regardless of how things turn out this week.
Fleetwood’s built a near-€1 million cushion on Sergio García in second in the RtD standings thanks to eight top-10s worldwide that include two wins and two more runner ups.
How has he done it? Ball striking is at the root of his success. He’s hitting a remarkable 77.16 percent of greens in regulation and pipes his drives over 300 yards on average, finding fairways at a 71.75 percent clip.
While this Southport native will be about as far away from home in his home country as possible, he appears destined for another strong showing at the British Masters. He tied for fourth at The Grove in 2016 and tied for 13th at Woburn in 2015 in his only starts at this event.
Nine of his last 10 rounds in standard European Tour events have been at par or better. In 58 rounds this year, Fleetwood’s shot 75 or higher just four times with two coming at majors.
Coming off of two weeks of rest on the heels of his first missed cut (at the Omega European Masters) since May, Fleetwood should be up to the task to represent the English red and white well this week and pick up his first win on English soil.