Tommy Fleetwood’s taken three weeks off to prepare for this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links, a tournament he’s got to believe he’s due to win someday. No matter how he finishes, he’s overjoyed to be there. Here are his thoughts from a press release on the tournament website:
“I’d love to win The Alfred Dunhill Links. It’s my favourite course and tournament on the schedule so why not? St Andrews would be a dream course to win on. I really enjoy the schedule of the week and also playing with our amateur partners makes it very different, very hard work but really challenging and a few laughs thrown in.
“St Andrews is one of my special places, it’s got an atmosphere like no other and that also adds to the great environment.”
The 26-year-old Englishman has made the cut every year since 2011. In his debut he tied for fifth, was fifth in 2013 and tied for second in 2014. He equaled the course record at the Old Course at St. Andrew’s (62) and Kingsbarns (63).
He comes in with a missed cut in his last start at the Omega European Masters. That snapped a streak of seven made cuts in a row. Fleetwood has two wins and eight total top-10s and can add on to a career season, and perhaps a Race to Dubai title, with another strong Alfred Dunhill Links performance.