Took to the Ryder Cup like a duck to water in Paris last September, his “Moliwood” partnership with Champion Golfer Francesco Molinari producing four wins out of four – three of them against Tiger Woods.
His debut came three months after he equalled the US Open record with a stunning closing 63 at Shinnecock Hills and finished just a stroke behind double winner Brooks Koepka. Fleetwood, fourth in the same event in 2017, was leading money-winner on the 2017 European Tour and followed it up by climbing into the world’s top 10.
Twice winner of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship, the first coming when he beat soon-to-be No 1 Dustin Johnson a year earlier. Runner-up in the 2008 Amateur Championship at the age of 17 and just missing out on The Open as a result, he played Walker Cup the following season, in 2010 became English champion and a year later was the youngest-ever European Challenge Tour No 1.
Part of the 2013 Britain and Ireland team at the Seve Trophy after victory at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, he also captured the 2017 HNA French Open at Le Golf National, where his part in Europe’s triumph will be long remembered.