USA move not on Tommy Fleetwood's radar

Tommy Fleetwood made it clear that he has no desire to make his stay in the United States permanent.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2020
USA move not on Tommy Fleetwood's radar

Tommy Fleetwood returns to action on the PGA Tour this week at the 3M Open, but the Englishman has made it clear he has no intention of moving to the United States any time soon.

England's highest-ranked golfer Fleetwood is making his first competitive start since golf returned after its 91 day absence, having decided to stay in the United Kingdom until he felt comfortable to travel.

Fleetwood has missed out on the chance to make some serious money over the last few weeks and rack up those all-important World Ranking points, but he didn't want to endure the 14-day quarantine period that is required when entering the USA.

Rory McIlroy recently criticised some of Europe's top stars for not making the move across the pond and play on the PGA Tour, something that Fleetwood says there is no hard feelings about.

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With the US PGA Championship at Harding Park just a few weeks away, Fleetwood has now completed the quarantine process and will make his first start in four months at the 3M Open in Minnesota.

Fleetwood's close friend and Ryder Cup dream-team partner Francesco Molinari recently announced that he and his family will be moving from London to California.

Speaking to the media ahead of the 3M Open, Fleetwood was asked if a similar move was something that he was considering.

"Not really,” said the World No.12. “You know, kids are in school. This is very much a one-off situation. Hopefully it's a one-off situation. For now we're very settled at home. My parents are in the U.K., [my wife’s] parents are in the U.K. The way travel goes these days, you can easily do a few weeks on and go home and stuff. The way the world is, nothing is that far away.

“But we'll see. You never say never and you never know where the world is going to take you, but we'll see. Definitely for the foreseeable future, Oscar's only got two years left in high school and Mo's got three, so those guys can kind of go through that and then we'll see. I kind of feel like I'm landing you into my family planning at the moment if you want to discuss it, but definitely for the foreseeable future I'll be in the U.K.”

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