Tommy Fleetwood of the UK, who was the premier runner-up in 2018 and 2019 at the 3M Open of the PGA Tour on Thursday after a four-month coronavirus virus epidemic, is back in golf.
The 29-year-old Englishman finished second after six strokes to Ireland’s Shane Lowry at the 2019 British Open in Portrush, teasing off Thursday morning at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.
Fleetwood, who will play alongside No. 4 American Dustin Johnson, also defeated American star Tony Finau in the first two rounds, finishing second at the 2018 US Open, a stroke behind Brooks Koipka in the Shinecock Hills.
It will be the first start since March for Fleetwood, a five-time European Tour winner who took a 54-hole lead for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic four months ago.
A birdie was needed in the 72nd hole to force the South Koreans to the playoffs with Sung-ja, while Fleetwood finished second in hole 5 and boogie in third. Found nearby.
Since then, he and his wife, Claire, and their 2-year-old son, Frankie, have taken a vacation home in England.
“It was beautiful family time,” Fleetwood said. It would have been nice if we had come to different situations in the world at this point, but for us, we can never get back to the time we were together. ”
Fleetwood left his family for New York two weeks ago and spent his mandatory time in a 14-day blockade in Hampton on the East Long Island, returning to Shinkaku on other golf tunes.