Tommy Fleetwood confident of maiden PGA Tour win

Tommy Fleetwood believes his first victory on the PGA Tour is not far away, after he narrowly missed out on the Honda Classic.

Tommy Fleetwood confident of maiden PGA Tour win
Tommy Fleetwood confident of maiden PGA Tour win

Tommy Fleetwood came agonisingly close to winning his first event on the PGA Tour last week, but he narrowly missed out to Sungjae Im on the final day at the Honda Classic.

The Englishman held a one-shot lead heading into the final round but found himself a shot back with just one hole to go. Going for glory on the par-5 18th, Fleetwood attempted to hit the green in two, when someone from the crowd seemed to shout at the top of his backswing.

Fleetwood's ball found the water and he closed with a bogey, handing a maiden PGA Tour victory to Sungjae Im, but the Ryder Cup star is feeling positive after a solid week at PGA National.

"I think it's important to make sure that you're positive about it," Fleetwood told Sky Sports. "You have enough people that will critique what you've done so I'm going to do the same.

"At the end of the day, I felt like I was really good mentally, hung in there until the end and gave myself a chance at the last. But when the margins are small, that's OK. I just said that I don't feel like I'm getting worse at golf. I've just got to keep pushing.

"Absolutely I want to be a regular winner, but there's no point in moaning and groaning about it now. It didn't happen. There's a lot of amazing players on the PGA Tour trying to win, and it's not a given. I've just got to keep going and if I keep getting this close, it'll happen.

"I've been in this spot many times and just gaining the experience throughout the weeks and that really helped me stay in the moment," Im said through an interpreter.

"Those experiences really helped, especially coming down the last few holes and I pulled out the win. I knew I was one back going into the last four and just wanted to get a little bit more aggressive rather than be tentative on those holes."

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