Fleetwood Moves To Second On Race To Dubai In Sharing Second At Dunhill Links.

Old Course, St. Andrews ….

Tommy Fleetwood has moved into second place on the Race To Dubai after finishing joint runner-up in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship here at the Old Course in Scotland.

Fleetwood began the last round sharing third place and three shots behind compatriot, Tyrrell Hatton.

And while Hatton got a great start in birding four holes in succession from the third but then began opening the door on his rivals with back-to-back bogeys at 10 and 11 before finding two behind eventual champion, Lucas Bjerregaard with bogeys at the 15th and 16th holes.

Bjerregaard, and who bogeyed his last hole, won by a shot with a round of 67 and a 15-under par tally.

Fleetwood shot a 69 to finish level with Hatton (72) at 14-under.

Tommy Fleetwod final round of the Dunhill Links

The effort by Fleetwood earned the reigning European No. 1 Euro 362,582 and has seen him jump USA Ryder Cup rival Patrick Reed into second behind Italy’s Francesco Molinari on the Race to Dubai.

“It was nice coming down the stretch with a chance to win. Played some really good golf, and you know, just kind of fell just short,” said Fleetwood.

“There was a lot of good stuff. Had a chance on 16 and 18, 18 especially. You got to 15,you feel like you’ve got a chance still. All in all, a great week, really, and I’ve played some really good stuff. Game is obviously in a good place.

“I will take the positives from it and you know, we go again when we play next. It’s obviously a little bit raw when you’ve fallen just short, but overall, it was a lot of good stuff.

“As for the Race to Dubai, I’m a long way behind and need to do some catching up. That’s a good start. There’s still tournaments left. Keep your head down, keep practising and keep trying to improve.

“We’ll see at the end of the year what kind of chance we’ve got or where we are, but it’s nice to move in the
right direction.”

And after the euphoria of the Ryder Cup, Fleetwood was asked if there was still plenty of gas in the tank for the handful of events he has left this season.

“For sure, the tank is full,” he said.

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