Nedbank, Tommy Fleetwood confirms himself

Nedbank, Tommy Fleetwood confirms himself

The Nedbank Challenge still goes to Tommy Fleetwood who in South Africa wins with a total of 277 (70 70 70 67, -11) strokes, overtaking the New Zealander Ryan Fox, 2 / o with 278 (-10) in front of the Indian Shubhankar Sharma, 3 / o with 279 (-9).

Tommy Fleetwood, results

In Sun City, in the penultimate tournament of the DP World Tour 2022 – heavily conditioned by bad weather, between interruptions and postponements – Edoardo Molinari closed the competition in 32 / o place with a score of 288 (69 71 72 76, par).

On the course of the Gary Player GC (par 72), some regrets for the Turin-born, who says goodbye to the possibility of qualifying for the last event of the circuit, the DP World Tour Championship (17-20 November) which in Dubai will see the best 50 players in the order of merit (Edo Molinari did not go beyond 57 / o place in the “money list”).

Sorry also for Guido Migliozzi, 44 / o with 291 (67 76 72 76, +3), who will be in the United Arab Emirates but in South Africa he disappointed in the fourth round and paid dearly for a sixfold bogey (when he was on the upper floors of the classification) recorded in the second round.

Tommy Fleetwood again. The Englishman, after the exploit of 2019 (the appointment was not played, due to Covid, in 2020 and 2021), drops the encore and confirms himself as champion of the Nedbank Challenge. For the 31-year-old from Southport, who in the last 18 holes has risen from 7 / a position with a partial of 67 (-5), the result of an eagle (decisive at 14), four birdies and a bogey, this is the sixth affirmation in career on the DP World Tour.

Where he hadn’t won for three years. The company earned him $1,020,000 for a total prize pool of 6,000,000. Nothing to do for Fox who thus remains in second place in the DP World Tour Rankings, behind only the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, waiting for the grand finale in Dubai.

Where Fox will try to become the first New Zealander to win the Harry Vardon Trophy. As an amateur Tommy Fleetwood won the Scottish Amateur Stroke Championship in 2009 and finished second in several tournaments the following year, before turning pro after winning the English Amateur.

On his professional debut at the Czech Open, he passed 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 2012 European Tour. In the first season he managed to keep the right to play in the European Tour thanks to a top ten finish at the South African Open, while in 2013 he achieved his first success at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, after a three-way playoff in which he beat Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo González.

Of note, in the 2015 vintage, an albatross that Fleetwood scored on the fourth hole (par 5) in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship.

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