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Tommy Fleetwood secures best Masters result after flawless finish

Tommy Fleetwood secures best Masters result after flawless finish

Tommy Fleetwood was hopeful he had cracked the code of Augusta National Golf Club after securing his first top five at the Masters Tournament.

Tommy Fleetwood

The Englishman has an impressive record in the Major Championships, having been runner-up at The Open Championship and U.S. Open and finished in the top five at the US PGA Championship but up until this week his best finish at the Masters was a tie for 14th.

An opening 72 suggested he was on for more of the same but fantastic rounds of 71 and 72 in the tougher conditions on Friday and Saturday laid the foundations for a closing bogey-free 69 that sent him up the leaderboard to four under.

The result means Fleetwood now has top tens in three consecutive Majors and while the 2017 Race to Dubai winner was not willing to make any predictions, he was glad to be consistently be in contention.

"You just keep playing," he said. "You never know what's around the corner. But yeah, I loved it this week. It was great being out late on the Sunday and playing a good round of golf and just another Major Championship where you're at the right end of the leaderboard at the end of the week.

"Who knows if my time will ever come but all I can do is keep trying to put myself there and keep having performances like this and then we'll see."

He added: "I've been close before. I think I've had some good rounds and there's two or three years where I've been close to a good performance and it hasn't quite happened.

"I think a few times, back nine on Sunday, I haven't played as well as I would have liked to and very aware of that today. I played it really, really well."

Tommy Fleetwood

With long-time caddie and friend Ian Finnis missing through illness, Fleetwood had Gray Moore on the bag this week and he has enjoyed his time with the former Augusta National caddie master.

"We had a great week," he said. "I've known Gray since I first came to Augusta and I asked him to caddie this week.

"It was always going to be a fantastic weekend when we made it through to the weekend together. It's been absolutely amazing and I've loved spending time with him on the golf course this week.

"I always enjoy seeing him and spending time with him at Augusta every time the Masters comes around but actually being out with him was a real treat. I just hope he's had as good a time with me as I have with him this week. It's been great."

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