WORDS OF congratulations continue to be showered on the Tommy Fleetwood, the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge winner held at Sun City this past weekend.
The Englishman made his bank manager more happier by pocketing a whooping cheque worth US$2.5 million on the European Tour.
“Obviously I guess being a golfer these days, you have a chance at a young age to set your family up for life,” he said of the prize money. But the victory was worth a whole lot more to him.
“I’m just very proud of that, really, and everybody that goes on the journey with you constantly. It’s just really, really cool when you win a tournament. It really is.”
Fleetwood waited 22 months for a win, and when it came it was big.
He won the final round of 65 including three eagles, and then beat Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole of a playoff after both finished tied for the lead on 12 under par.
It was Fleetwood’s second victory on the Rolex Series, and one that lifted him into second place on the Race to Dubai rankings going into the season finale, the DP World Tour Championship next week and where he’ll attempt to be crowned the European Tour’s number one for the second time in his career.
“It’s an absolute privilege to get to the last event with a chance of winning The Race to Dubai. It’s an amazing thing to have in your career and it’s one of the things I’m most proud of.”
The South African team led by the legendary Ernie Els failed to impress on the Gary Player Counterty Club attended by thousands of Golf enthusiasts over four –days.
All the players congratulated him for being a disciplined sport-man with great attitude.
Meanwhile, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational in South Africa, which will be played at The Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November.
Over 72 golfers including sports stars, celebrities, Sunshine Tour and Sunshine Ladies Tour professionals, and business leaders will grace the Invitational hosted by the legendary Gary Player, who is (84).
Image (Tommy Fleetwood, the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge winner hoisting aloft the NGC Cup at Sun City this past weekend).