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Major breakthrough just around the corner, predicts Fleetwood

 

By Phil Casey

Tommy Fleetwood feels he is closing in on a first Major title, providing he can solve the mystery of his Saturday struggles in the 100th US PGA Championship at Bellerive.

Fleetwood has been no worse than 17th in the year's three Major championships to date, and famously carded a record-equalling final round of 63 in the US Open to finish just a shot behind eventual winner, and back-to-back champion, Brooks Koepka.

But the 27-year-old from Southport was in that position at Shinnecock Hills because of a disappointing third round of 78, a situation which has occurred on other notable occasions.

Fleetwood followed his course record of 63 at Carnoustie in last year's Dunhill Links Championship with a 76 on Saturday, and shot 77 in the third round of the BMW PGA Championship after a 66 on day two.

In The Open at Carnoustie, a third round of 71 followed a 65 on Friday, while last week a 63 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was backed up by a 74 on Saturday.

"They were poor Saturdays, but without me feeling like I did too much wrong. Sometimes it just doesn't go your way," said Fleetwood.

"But I feel like I'm close and closing in. Without a doubt, the next step in my career is to win in America and win a Major."

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