Tommy Fleetwood hasn’t contended to win as often as many would expect, but he quietly continues to churn out high finishes.
The long-locked Englishman pulled in his third consecutive top-20 with T-18th last week at the PGA Championship. Fleetwood has made the weekend at both majors in 2023 with 33rd at the Masters.
He also owns top-10s in 2023 at the Valspar Championship (T-3rd) and a designated event, the Wells Fargo Championship (T-5th). Fleetwood’s made eight consecutive stroke play cuts going back to February.
The 32-year-old is at the Charles Schwab Challenge for the second time. He posted T-35th (70-69-73-69) in 2022. It was a fairly standard week for Fleetwood as far as strokes gained goes, ranking between 29th and 56th in the main categories.
Fleetwood ranks ninth on the PGA Tour in total SG per round (1.758). He’s adaptable to playing various course styles and rarely produces a clunker of a round.
DFS players like that.
Fleetwood is fourth in SG around the green (.488). A good short game can shine at Colonial, where missing its small greens is common.
He’s also 26th in SG approach (.543), so maybe that short game won’t be put to the test too often, after all. From 125-150 yards, he’s 21st in proximity (21’4”).
Fleetwood is a positive in every SG category.
It’s hard to imagine he goes his whole career without a win in the United States/on the PGA Tour. A non-designated event like this week at Colonial is a prime opportunity to get the monkey off his back.