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Fleetwood keeping it cool in Dubai

19th November 2019, 13:38 by James Mason

Tommy Fleetwood says he will just try to enjoy himself when teeing it up at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship this week.

Englishman Fleetwood ended his 22-month wait for a fifth European Tour title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last week after beating Sweden's Marcus Kinhult in a play-off in Sun City.

The world number 10 has jumped into second place in the Race to Dubai standings, leaving him 722.7 points behind Bernd Wiesberger, and there is every chance the 28-year-old could be crowned Dubai champion for the second time.

Fleetwood, who was runner-up at The Open this season, came out on top in 2017 before finishing third to Italian Francesco Molinari when attempting to defend his crown last year.

Assessing his chances ahead of Thursday's opening round at Jumeirah Golf Estates, the Southport-born star says he is just going to go out and try enjoy himself.

"At the end of it, whether I do well or not, I'm not going to be too hard on myself," Fleetwood was quoted as saying by golfbytourmiss.com. "It will be an amazing thing to do but it's not something that I'm going to push hard for or consume myself with it.

"Just going to enjoy this week and do the things that I've done so well to get in contention again."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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