LOS ANGELES — Tommy Fleetwood’s run on the Los Angeles Nation Membership got here up a day late, but it surely was extremely spectacular.
Fleetwood made Nasreen in his last outing on the US Open on Sunday afternoon, making him the primary particular person to have two doubles in a single spherical on the match since 1990. His second eagle propelled him into the highest 5 on Sunday. The leaderboard too, though the latest pairing of Rickie Fowler and Windham Clarke hasn’t fairly labored out but.
Fleetwood, after tying 70 in his third innings, entered Sunday at 2-over. This put him 12 full strokes behind Fowler and Clark and all out of competition for his third main championship of the season.
However the 32-year-old Englishman performed a near-perfect spherical of golf. He birdied the second gap, then skillfully drove the blind inexperienced on the Par-4 sixth. His tee shot fell safely 6 ft from the cup on the tight inexperienced above dense Barranca and down a harmful hill and bunker, and set him up with a straightforward eagle putt.
That eagle, which introduced Fleetwood even par for the championship, was solely third on that gap of the match.
Fleetwood’s run didn’t cease there. He bowled three extra birdies in his subsequent 5 holes, then on the fifth spherical 14, Fleetwood was in a position to hit his second shot from left to high on the inexperienced. That arrange a 20-foot eagle jab, which he slammed into the again of the cup to ship the gang round him right into a roar.
Though Fleetwood took the sixteenth after touchdown within the dungeon vault, they nonetheless completed with a 7-under 63. This is likely one of the greatest runs anybody has had within the subject all week, and it’s only a shot off the championship file each Ricky Fowler and Xander hit Schauffele on Thursday. He narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 18th that will additionally match the file. Fleetwood completed at 5-Underneath the Week, which was good for a solitary fifth place when it entered the membership. He completed tied for fifth with Min-Woo Lee and Ricky Fowler, 5 pictures off eventual winner Windham Clark.
Fleetwood struggled to run lots forward of Sunday in Los Angeles. He went 3-under in his first innings, going 1-under on Friday whereas bowling out six birdies and 5 bogeys. However he’s the primary participant in US Open historical past to shoot two rounds of 63 or higher, which he did in 2018 for the primary time.
“It’s a pleasant little piece of historical past, in fact, it’s,” stated Fleetwood. “And you can be dissatisfied with what I didn’t get out of the day, however I believe having one thing like that and capturing a number of 63s in a significant, I believe something like days like right now the place you possibly can put it in a reminiscence financial institution and know you may get rounds, and it could Your recreation to face on an enormous golf course and shoot low is de facto cool.”
Fleetwood has but to win on the PGA Tour, though it got here extremely shut final week on the RBC Canadian Open. Fleetwood fell in a four-hole playoff in Toronto to Nick Taylor, who turned the primary Canadian to win that match in practically seven a long time. Fleetwood has seven high 25 finishes this season, together with a T5 end at Wells Fargo and a T3 end at Valspar in March. Fleetwood practically received the 2018 US Open as properly, although Brooks Kiobka bested him with a shot at Shinnecock Hills.
Though virtually definitely a great distance from making an influence, Fleetwood’s stint on Sunday was a formidable feat. You’ll earn him a a lot greater paycheck by the top of the evening, too.