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Fleetwood plays down 2019 results slump

15th July 2019, 19:53 by Neil Foster

Tommy Fleetwood is still happy with how he has been playing despite admitting results have not been what he hoped for in 2019.

The 28-year-old secured one win in 2018 but also recorded another ten top-10s to reach the upper echelons of the sport.

However, he has just three top-10 finishes this year and has yet to lift a trophy on either the PGA Tour or European Tour.

That might all change this week as the popular Englishman tees it up at Royal Portrush in the Open Championship, with expectations not really on Fleetwood's shoulders.

He has now slipped down to 20th in the world rankings from a high of 10th but does not feel things have been as bad as some of the media have made out.

"A few people have mentioned that I haven't sort of played as well as I have done over the course of two years," he said.

"Recently the results haven't been there. I've had two or three opportunities to win, and some of them were big events like the Players or Bayhill. If you knock one of those off, the year looks so, so different.

"People always look at majors, I guess, and look at those performances, which haven't been that great. I've had two such amazing years, such great years. And this one's just been a little bit calmer and a little bit slower. But there's still been a high level of consistency."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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