Although Tommy Fleetwood went out to dinner with friends on Sunday night, he was a bit engrossed in his phone. He was glued to play-by-play on his phone, following the final holes of the final round and shooting for fellow countryman and Ryder Cupper Matt Fitzpatrick.
After dinner, Fleetwood revisited the defining moment when Fitzpatrick would become the third English player to win the US Open since 1925 (joining Justin Rose and Tony Jacklin). He enjoyed seeing the emotion of his family and friends.
“It’s always inspiring and great to see the happiness this sport can bring,” Fleetwood told us on the Golf Digest “Be Right” podcast this week, “and so it was great to see Matt do it.”
Fleetwood touched on a slew of topics in a wide-ranging interview on this week’s episode, courtesy of our friends at Tag Heuer, but most striking was how motivated he said he was after watching Fitzpatrick punch 17 of 18 greens in the final round and deliver clutch moments like the fairway-bunker shot at the 72nd hole.
“For me personally, just looking at him, I love the sport, I love golf. Seeing moments like he was able to experience on the last green was really, really cool and I felt so happy for him. .
Listen to the rest of the conversation with Fleetwood, where he shares his thoughts on LIV Golf and where professional golf is going, the state of his game, and yes, what he does to keep his hair so pure…and also this very, very old photo on his Wikipedia page.
Here is our conversation with Tommy Fleetwood: