Tommy Fleetwood’s knuckles are starting to hurt from knocking on the door so many times.
He continues to show fine form without a win to show for it after finishing one shot back in T-3rd last week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Fleetwood played well in the week-long heat, carding 66-66-66-68 to come up just shy of a playoff between Lucas Glover and Patrick Cantlay.
He’s been under scrutiny for not winning on the PGA Tour by age 32. Fleetwood has won a lot on the DP World Tour and is a Ryder Cup hero, but this is his next giant to slay.
It’d be easy for him to dwell on the misses, but at least outwardly he projects a confidence stemming from all his high finishes. They’re a lot better than finishing DFL, right?
"“I’ll keep playing the way that I have done, and again, so close today, and I think overall the performances even sort of when I’ve been in contention and in those last rounds, I haven’t done loads wrong, and I’m feeling very, very comfortable,” Fleetwood was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “It’s just trusting that it will happen and keep playing my game.”"
The Englishman is making his Olympia Fields debut at this week’s BMW Championship.
Fleetwood comes into the week on a streak of three straight top-10s and five in his last six starts. The last three were T-6th at the Genesis Scottish Open, T-10th at The Open Championship, and T-3rd last week.
Fleetwood looked good last week in his first FedEx Cup Playoff event since 2020. He failed to qualify in 2021 and skipped in 2022 due to a loss in the family.
This could be his time to cash in on the dollars bonanza that is the playoffs.
Fleetwood is built to take on tough, major championship-caliber venues like Olympia Fields. He honestly has the game for most venues.
Fleetwood is 33rd or higher in every strokes gained category on the PGA Tour. He’s sixth in total SG per round (1.866).
He’s eighth in scrambling (65.2%), which is useful with the thick rough and sloping greens in play this week.