Englishman bemoans double-bogey as he vows to study from Shane Lowry’s efficiency
Final Up to date: 21/07/19 8:08pm
Tommy Fleetwood admitted his hopes of profitable The 148th Open had been ended by the “killer blow” of a double-bogey on the 14th through the ultimate spherical.
Fleetwood ultimately completed six photographs behind Shane Lowry in second place at Royal Portrush, however that slip got here at an important time on the again 9 because the Englishman appeared to use some late stress on his taking part in associate.
After hitting his second shot right into a bunker on the par-four, Fleetwood’s third from the sand ran all the way down to the fitting of the inexperienced, from the place he took three photographs to get down.
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Lowry may solely make a bogey himself, which was the Irishman’s fourth in seven holes, however he nonetheless went to the 15th tee 5 photographs forward and a birdie at that gap successfully secured him the Claret Jug.
“I think 14 was just a bit of a killer blow, really,” mentioned Fleetwood, who carded a three-over 74 to complete on 9 underneath.
“I hit a very good tee shot. After struggling by way of the center of the spherical with my recreation, and when the climate got here in, I missed a brief putt on 10. I performed 11 nice, 12 nice, 13 I hit an okay shot, it is arduous to carry that inexperienced, good chip and putt on 14. Then you find yourself within the bunker, and it’s a must to push one thing. Like a poor second shot out of the bunker.
“Such a troublesome gap in the event you’re out of place that one, and clearly made a large number. As soon as that gap was over that was just about it. The final three or 4 holes had been type of a little bit of a procession for Shane, and he did nice.”
Fleetwood, who additionally completed second in final 12 months’s US Open, hopes to study some classes from the best way Lowry carried out himself through the ultimate spherical.
“I suppose at the start, no matter occurred at the moment was going to be an expertise and also you had been going to take issues from it. That is the primary time I’ve performed within the final group of a significant on a Sunday,” added the 28-year-old.
“You study issues as you go. You study issues about your self. I watched Shane in The Open. I watched how he carried out himself and the way he performed.
“To steer by 4 initially of the day and to maintain that and actually management the event from the beginning of at the moment till the tip, that is a really, very spectacular factor to do.
“And for 4 rounds of golf I was the second-best participant within the occasion, which is a good achievement. You need to take a look at it like that
“But I’ll reflect, I think I played a lot of very, very good golf this week. I think for me personally it was nice to play more like I feel like how I should play again. And of course in a major, it’s my second runner-up in a major, which is great and I’m trending in the right way. I just hope my time will come eventually.”
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