Fleetwood calm despite struggles

12 August 2021 20:23:18 GMTPlus11
Tommy Fleetwood accepts that he is fighting to try and find form.

Tommy Fleetwood's chances of starring in the end-of-season FedEx Cup playoffs are hanging in the balance but the English Ryder Cup star insists missing out will not define his season.

Fleetwood is a 3001.00 chance at this week's Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, the last counting event before the top 125 on tour head for the money-spinning FedEx Cup climax.

Whether I make the play-offs or not, come Monday morning that doesn't change how I'm playing.

Tommy Fleetwood

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Currently at 136 on the rankings heading to Greensboro, he probably needs to finish in the top 10 to cement a spot at next week's Northern Trust Cup at Liberty National in Jersey City - the first of the three end-of-season tournaments which culminate in the Tour Championship.

Fleetwood has struggled to make an impact in the United States this season, never once managing to squeeze inside the top 100 in this year's FedEx rankings.

Failing to pick up the big points on offer in the majors proved costly - he finished outside the top 30 in three of them and missed the cut at the USPGA - while his only top-ten finishes were a tie for tenth at the Arnold Palmer Championship and a tie for fifth at the WGC Match Play.

Fleetwood not about to panic

Qualification for the FedEx play-offs also guarantees a PGA Tour card next year, though Fleetwood remains philosophical about the challenge ahead.

"It's not going to make or break my year," the word No.35 told reporters. "I've had enough events to be doing a lot better and I haven't. Fact is, I'm not there. I really want to be there.

"Whether I make the play-offs or not, come Monday morning that doesn't change how I'm playing or where I'm at and I still need to work on things."

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