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Tommy Fleetwood

Who is Tommy Fleetwood?

We all know the long hair, but who is Tommy Fleetwood? Find out more about the Englishman with our player profile here…

 

Tommy Fleetwood was born in Merseyside, England in 1991, and has gone on to become one of the most recognisable faces in world golf, thanks to his long hair and his sawn-off swing.

After reaching the top three in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Fleetwood turned professional in 2010, and made the cut at the Czech Open, his first appearance on the DP World Tour. Fleetwood’s first win on the Tour came six years later at the Johnnie Walker Classic at Gleneagles.

He has gone on to win six times on the DP World Tour, including back-to-back wins at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. He has two Rolex Series wins to his name, and won the season-long Race to Dubai in 2017.

Fleetwood has six top-five finishes in major tournaments, including runner-up finishes at the US Open in 2018, and the Open Championship in 2019, where he lost out to home favourite Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush. He is yet to win on the PGA Tour, narrowly missing out on a maiden win after losing out in a playoff to Nick Taylor, after the Canadian sunk a massive putt to win his national championship.

On the team stage, Fleetwood made history at the Ryder Cup in Paris in 2018. Alongside Italy’s Francesco Molinari, the pair won all four of their matches, becoming the first European pairing to do so in the tournament’s history. He has gone on to play in three Ryder Cups, including Europe’s triumph at Marco Simone in 2023.

Tommy Fleetwood | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Thomas Paul Fleetwood
Born: January 19, 1991
Nationality: England
Residence: Southport, Merseyside, England

Career

Turned Pro: 2010
Professional Wins: 9
Highest World Ranking: 9 – November 18, 2018

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T3 (2024)
PGA Championship – T5 (2022)
– US Open – 2nd (2018)
– Open Championship – 2nd (2019)

Professional Wins – 9

2011 (2) – Formby Hall Classic, Kazakhstan Open
2013 (1) – Johnnie Walker Championship
2017 (2) – Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, HNA Open de France
2018 (1) – Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
2019 (1) – Nedbank Golf Challenge
2022 (1) – Nedbank Golf Challenge
2024 (1) – Dubai Invitational

Achievements and Awards

Challenge Tour Rankings Winner – 2011
Race to Dubai Winner – 2017
European Tour Players’ Golfer of the Year – 2017

Tommy Fleetwood | What’s In His Bag?

Tommy Fleetwood is part of Team TaylorMade, and plays a Stealth 2 Plus driver and Stealth Plus fairway woods along with P7TW irons. He also uses Vokey Design wedges while his clothing and shoes are Nike.

You can check out what clubs Tommy Fleetwood plays right here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tommy Fleetwood

When and where was Tommy Fleetwood born?

Tommy Fleetwood was born on January 19, 1991 in Southport, England. He started playing at his local municipal course as a child before moving to Formby Hall, where he started to showcase his skills as a junior.

When did Tommy Fleetwood turn professional?

Fleetwood turned professional in 2010, shortly after winning the English Amateur Championship. He then made his debut at the Czech Open before winning his first Challenge Tour title a year later.

How many DP World Tour titles has Tommy Fleetwood won?

As of July 2023, Fleetwood has won seven times on the DP World Tour. He has claimed both the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship twice, and won the first DP World Tour event of 2024, the Dubai Invitational.

Who is Tommy Fleetwood married to?

The Englishman is married to Clare Craig, with the pair getting wed in late 2017. Craig is actually Fleetwood’s manager, having worked with former rally driver Richard Burns in the 2000s. She has two children from a previous relationship, and the pair also have a child together, Franklin, who was named after Francesco Molinari. 

Did you Know?

Ryder Cup History Maker

At the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris, Fleetwood made history. Playing alongside Francesco Molinari, the pair won all four of their matches together, becoming the first European duo to do so at a single edition of the tournament. 

Fleetwood Molinari

Challenge Tour, DP World Tour Double

In 2011, Tommy Fleetwood made history by becoming the youngest player to ever top the European Challenge Tour rankings. Six years later, he did the same on the DP World Tour, winning the Race to Dubai in 2017.

Tommy Fleetwood Golf Academy

In 2019, the Englishman started the Tommy Fleetwood Golf Academy. Formby Hall, the club Fleetwood grew up at, was the venue for the first Academy. Since then, it has expanded, with the Academy opening up a second venue at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

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‘Go on Tommy lad’: A round with the Fleetwood army at Hoylake

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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