After playing so well at the US Open, Tommy Fleetwood’s dedication paid off Sunday with a victory at the HNA Open de France with a closing-round, bogey-free 66 to reach 12-under and defeat American Peter Uihlein by a single stroke.
Uihlein’s loss wasn’t without merit. He qualified for the Open Championship by taking second at the event. It’s the second win of the year for Fleetwood, who also tasted first place at the HSC Abu Dhabi Championship. He has four other Top five finishes this year, including the US Open. He has joined the Top 20 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
“Today, it’s a day that I’ll never forget,” he said. “The way I felt coming down the stretch, the holes and the shots you have to hit.
“Winning, it’s the best feeling by far in golf and to do it on this golf course in this event, a Rolex Series event, just massive, massive bonuses.
“It’s just been a great week from start to finish. Coming off the back of good golf, US Open and BMW in Germany, felt like I’ve been swinging it well. So it’s good to put it into practice and I’ve just kept up good form.
“With the start I had this year, it’s very easy to look at the Race to Dubai and want to look towards the end of the year. Winning the Race to Dubai, it’s going to be tough.
Fleetwood finished at 12-under to accrue 1,040,824 points in the Race to Dubai.