Fleetwood hoping to go one better at this year's US Open

Fleetwood hoping to go one better at this year's US Open

by Henry James (June 2019)

TOMMY Fleetwood will be hoping he can finish one better than last year and go on and win this week's US Open, which is being held at the picturesque Pebble Beach Golf Club.

At Shinnecock Hills last year, Fleetwood was only one shot behind the winner, Brooks Koepka with a last round of 63.

It was the only sixth round of 63 in US Open history.

He sank a 56-foot putt at the second and then made a further three birdies on the front-nine.

He made four birdies from the 12-15 and his putts were from 17 feet at the 12th, 20 feet at the 14th, 29 feet at the 15th.

He had an eight-foot putt at the last hole for the first 62 in US Open history, which would have forced a playoff between himself and Koepka.

Fleetwood will be playing with Spain's Sergio Garcia and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan in the first two rounds of this year's event at Pebble Beach Golf Club in California. They will be starting on the 10th at 4.24pm (BST) on Thursday and at the first at 10.09pm (BST) on Friday.

At the USPGA in May, Fleetwood started well, but a bad last round took him to tied 48th for the championship. However all the players struggled on the final day when strong winds hit the course on Long Island, New York.

The 28-year-old is now 18th in the world rankings and was host of the recent British Masters held at Hillside Golf Club in Southport.

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