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Open frustration for Fleetwood

22nd July 2019, 01:43 by Michael Holland

Tommy Fleetwood was disappointed to finish runner-up to Shane Lowry at The Open Championship on Sunday.

Fleetwood was well placed to put real pressure on overnight leader Shane Lowry as they teed off together in the final round, but despite having chances, he could not make up the four-shot deficit.

The Southport star also finished second at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills back in 2018, but speaking afterwards he admitted this near miss was much harder to take.

"Shinnecock has a little piece of history, I shot 63 and it felt great but it was never my tournament (to win)," Fleetwood said. "Today was much more in the mix. I've had a really good feeling all weekend.

"The other part of it is - and I'm not putting down the US Open - but if I could pick one event, it would be The Open.

"It's my dream, and it always will be, and when you're teeing off in the last group on Sunday with a very good chance, it it feels a lot rougher finishing when you feel like you've come so close to what you've dreamt as a kid."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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