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Fleetwood in great shape for Augusta

 

Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood

By Phil Casey

Tommy Fleetwood has pledged to maintain his aggressive approach as he aims to go from first to last at the Masters.

Ryder Cup star Fleetwood was the first player to hold a press conference at Augusta National yesterday. The last player to hold one on Sunday evening will do so wearing the champion's green jacket.

There is, of course, the small matter of beating the other 86 players in the field, but Fleetwood carded a third round of 66 on his way to finishing 17th in the Masters last year and was third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and fifth in the Players Championship.

"The Arnold Palmer in particular I built a lot of confidence and then the following week was as confident as I have felt on a golf course," Fleetwood said.

"It's strange when you have the two best finishes of the year and you're disappointed in both of them because I really felt like I had good chances in both and I didn't win either. But overall, everything's in really good shape.

"I feel great being here this week. This is my third time playing and you really get a sense of the difference in how you feel from year one to year two to year three. I'm getting a better understanding and feeling of the tournament."

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