Tommy Fleetwood might have ended the day as solo leader if not for a bogey at the par-3 17th hole this Thursday at the $4 million Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath.
It was his only dropped shot of the round. The Englishman is hoping to go one better than last week’s second-place finish in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The 27-year-old Fleetwood is looking for his second victory of the season to follow the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January. He иs also trying to make up ground on money leader and Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari in the Race to Dubai.
Fleetwood won last year’s money list but trails Molinari by just over 1.4 million points. He has the edge after 18 holes: Molinari shot a 1-over 73.
Tournament host Justin Rose returned a 2-over 74.