London – Tommy
Fleetwood admits he is feeling “jaded” after a gruelling season as he
tries to catch Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari and win the Race to
Dubai for a second year in succession.
Fleetwood is second in the money list behind Open champion Molinari,
with whom he won all four of their matches together at Le Golf National
in Europe’s victory over the United States.
The duo will be reunited in the first two rounds of this week’s
British Masters at Walton Heath as Fleetwood seeks to close the gap of
1.4 million points to the other half of the “Moliwood” pair.
“I’m starting to feel jaded a little bit,” Fleetwood said. “I
practised at home on Monday so I am still trying to tick over and work
on things and get better.”
Fleetwood, who will play in China and Turkey before contesting the
season-ending event in Dubai, added: “I’m a long way behind but it’s the
opposite of last year in that I led all year last year and this year
for the final few events I’m kind of chasing it now.
“I might get nowhere near and it’s a stretch as a goal to think about
it, but I’d love to play Dubai with a chance. I’d love to get in
contention in a couple of events and maybe win one.
“There’s probably people I would prefer to beat, but if it came down
to me and Fran either way I’m going to be more than happy whichever way
that would turn out.”
Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is also in the field at Walton Heath,
although the 47-year-old is not overly concerned about his performance.
“Shooting 84 or 64 is not going to make any difference in my mind,”
he said. “I’m going to enjoy 2018 for what it has been and then figure
out what is in store for me going forward.
“It’s been fun to reflect on the Ryder Cup and I keep saying to the
players that we will always have that moment in time and that’s pretty