If one eagle is excellent and two eagles are nice, 3 eagles gave Tommy Fleetwood his first international victory of 2019.
The Englishman feasted at the par-5s all over the general spherical of the Nedbank Golfing Problem, recording 3 eagles over his ultimate 10 holes to vault into rivalry and in the end seize a playoff victory over Marcus Kinhult after a par at the first additional gap. The win is Fleetwood’s 5th at the Ecu Excursion however first for the reason that Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January 2018.
Fleetwood began the day outdoor the highest 10 and 6 photographs again however left with the trophy because of a 7-under 65. That spherical incorporated back-to-back eagles on Nos. Nine and 10, highlighted by way of a chip-in from at the back of the golf green on No. 9, and a 3rd eagle at the par-5 14th. The Englishman added in a trio of back-nine bogeys to stay issues fascinating, however he nonetheless did simply sufficient on an afternoon when 54-hole chief Zander Lombard and crowd favourite Louis Oosthuizen faltered with rounds of 77 and 75, respectively.
Complete-field ratings from the Nedbank Golfing Problem
The win after all provides a victory to an in a different way forged 2019 marketing campaign for Fleetwood, person who incorporated a runner-up end at Royal Portrush, a third-place appearing on the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a Excursion Championship look. It is anticipated to raise Fleetwood from 18th to 10th in the most recent global ratings.
It is usually a well timed name for Fleetwood, who’s now in place to win the Race to Dubai for the second one time within the final 3 years. The 2017 champ will head into the season finale in 2d position within the season-long standings, forward of gamers like Jon Rahm, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy however at the back of best Bernd Wiesberger, who added to his issues lead with a T-Three end in South Africa.
“It is an absolute privilege to get to the final tournament with an opportunity to win the Race to Dubai. It is an awesome factor to have to your profession, and probably the most issues I am maximum pleased with,” Fleetwood advised journalists. “The nearer it will get to the top of the season, the tougher it will get to the current, do your issues, be aware of what you do perfect. However I am satisfied for the problem. I think like I am in a position. I imply, I would possibly pass out subsequent week and play horrible, however it is golfing. And this enjoy will reside with me eternally.”