Tommy Fleetwood was runner-up to Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush in 2019 and joint fourth at St Andrews in 2022, two months after a tie for fifth in the PGA Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood was runner-up to Shane Lowry in the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush and to Brooks Koepka in the previous year’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills, where his closing 63 equalled the then championship record.
But he is perhaps best known now for his Ryder Cup exploits.
On his debut in Paris in 2018 – on the same Golf National course where he lifted the French Open a year earlier – he and 2018 Champion Golfer Francesco Molinari won all their four games together in Europe’s triumph.
Then in Rome in September last year he won three of his four matches, two of them alongside Rory McIlroy (after "Moliwood" it became "Fleetwood Mac") before his singles victory over Rickie Fowler took Luke Donald’s side over the winning line.
Fleetwood was the leading money-winner on the 2017 European Tour and he twice won the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship during a climb into the world’s top 10.
He was runner-up in the 2008 Amateur Championship at the age of 17 and just missed out on The Open as a result. He became the youngest-ever European Challenge Tour No 1 in 2011.
Fleetwood began 2024 with a dramatic one-stroke victory over McIlroy and Thriston Lawrence at the Dubai Invitational.