England’s Tommy Fleetwood took the lead in the Race to Dubai standings by firing a final round 66 to win the HNA Open de France by a shot from fellow DST user Peter Uihlein. What’s fantastic about this win for Tommy is that he went through a turbulent time on and off the course last year, but now it appears all his stars have aligned. It’s great to see Tommy settled into a strong and stable groove with his long term swing coach Alan Thompson, after the victory Fleetwood praised Thommo by saying “He’s the best coach in the World”.
Fleetwood began the last day a shot off the lead but he moved into top spot with a fabulous two at the 2nd hole on day four. Both Uihlein and Sweden’s Alexander Bjork threatened Fleetwood’s lead after that but the Englishman held firm to retain the top spot. Fleetwood turned in 33 with a one-shot advantage and extended his lead to three through 13 holes. Uihlein reduced the deficit on the run for home however and had a chance to tie Fleetwood at the top by the time he came to the final hole. He was unable to get the birdie he needed though and Fleetwood had the victory.