African Reserves

“Now we play golf for less money”

Ian Finnis has been on Tommy Fleetwood’s bag since 2016. He made headlines when in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, he ran a raffle raising over $10,000 which he donated to his colleagues hardest hit by the pandemic situation. .

He is now back in the limelight, shaking up the DP World Tour environment. According to him, players currently earn less than before the arrival of new title sponsor DP World. He also pointed out that many players participating in the DP World Tour will stay out of the Scottish Open.

This is due to the tournament’s co-sanctioning with the PGA Tour, which reserves half of the available spots for Americans. Responding to a tweet from Jamie Weir describing other players’ resentment towards “the 16”, how those who signed with LIV Golf have been labelled, Finnis said: “Sinile resentment towards Keith Pelly?” “He promised a better European Tour after the DP World entry announcement, and now we’re playing for less money!!” “And Tour members who play DP World tournaments every week won’t be able to play the Scottish Open because PGA Tour players want to be there? #Joke.”

Tommy’s shopping cart touched her very gently. It would be nice to know what his colleagues think of him.

Tommy Fleetwood, biography

Perhaps also in light of the fact that Greg Norman’s LIV Golf recently announced that the expenses (food, lodging, and travel) of league player caddies are fully covered by the organization.

As an amateur Tommy Fleetwood won the Scottish Amateur Stroke Championship in 2009 and finished second in several tournaments the following year, before turning professional after winning the English Amateur. In his professional debut at the Czech Open, he made the cut and finished 67th.

In September 2011, he won the Kazakhstan Open as part of the Challenge Tour, thus securing a place on the European Tour 2012. In the first season, he managed to retain the right to play in the European Tour thanks to a top ten finish at the South African Open, while in 2013 he scored his first Johnnie Walker Championship success at Gleneagles, after a three-way match. in which he defeated Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo González.

Of note, in the 2015 vintage, an albatross that Fleetwood scored on the fourth hole (par 5) of the second round of the BMW PGA Championship. 2017 was the most successful year for Fleetwood. In January he won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and in March he finished second at the World Golf Championships, one shot behind Dustin Johnson.

In April, Shenzhen International lost in the play-off. After a fourth place at the US Open, he won the French Open in July. At the end of 2017, he finished first in the Race to Dubai. The year 2018 opened with the second victory of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, where he beat compatriot Ross Fisher by two strokes.

In the United States Open that year became the sixth player in tournament history to complete a round (fourth) with 63 strokes: he finished second, one stroke behind Brooks Koepka. He also made his Ryder Cup debut with Francesco Molinari: they became the first couple to win all four matches, making a decisive contribution to European victory.

In 2019, Fleetwood took second place in another major tournament, the Open Championship. He went on to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge, courtesy of three eagles on the final round, after which he beat Marcus Kinhult in the shoot-off. About a year later he played another play-off, at the Scottish Open, but was passed on the first hole by Aaron Rai.