Fleetwood wants to front the British Fab Four at Carnoustie
He looks like Lennon and sounds like McCartney so it should come as no surprise that Tommy Fleetwood is leading the British Invasion at The Open this week.
All four major championships are currently held by American players, with Jordan Spieth set to defend the Claret Jug, and the Liverpudlian is keen to stop their success.
He came close at the US Open last month, finishing just one shot behind eventual champion Brooks Koepka after a closing round 63 at the notoriously difficult Shinnecock Hills.
However, Koepka's win continued a superb run for the USA following Patrick Reed's Masters triumph in April, while Spieth is the reigning Champion Golfer and Justin Thomas holds the PGA Championship.
But Fleetwood is eyeing the prize and, along with the likes of Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey, is in fine form.
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“America has an exceptional bunch of players at the moment. They have generally been the best players in the world at the time that they have won the majors," he said.
“But it would nice to break that run and I am trying to do it. After the US Open, I wanted The Open to come straight away because I was on such a high.
"I did not win but I came very close. I had that momentum and I just wanted to be here. I’ve had some time off but again it was more proof to me that I can finish 72 holes and be up there.
“This week is another test against the best players in the world in the biggest tournament in world golf.
“There is no reason why I couldn't do it but the good thing about results like the US Open is that it shows I have to the game to win.”
The player who takes home the Claret Jug will first have to tame one of the toughest links courses around – but it holds no fears for Fleetwood.
The 27-year-old shot the course record in October at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, just a week after becoming a father for the first time.
However, he knows the Angus course has a history of getting its own back and is prepared for a tough test.
"It has got to be up there with the toughest courses,” he added.
“I have watched the last two Opens at Carnoustie on the TV and I know there have been some horror stories.
“It does no harm to have the course record at Carnoustie but I know that this week it’s going to be a lot harder and it's going to be a different course
“The great thing about the tournament is that, because of the last four holes, nothing is over until it is over.”
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