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Tommy Fleetwood feeling positive after strong weekend at Genesis Scottish Open

Tommy Fleetwood was focusing on the positives after a closing 67 handed him a top ten at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open and provided the ideal preparation for next week's 150th Open Championship.

Tommy Fleetwood

After a disappointing opening 73, the Englishman carded rounds of 69-67-67 to finish at four under as he went in search of third Rolex Series title.

In the end, he came up just short but it was a third top ten in his last four DP World Tour starts, and the 31-year-old is feeling ready for The Open, an event where he finished second in 2019.

"I felt the course was pretty fast and fiery and it was great to play today in those conditions and get a sense of how the ball is reacting a lot, so that was really good," he said.

"I generally get excited whenever I go to St Andrews, whether it's an Open Championship or Dunhill Links Championship or just going there just for fun.

"It's going to be special. It's my dream and a lot of other people's dreams to win that and lift that trophy. It's something to be very, very excited about.

"I'll look at what I could do better this week and some preparations for next week and start all over again on Thursday."

Fleetwood's last win came at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge and while he may not have been getting the results he wanted, he was certain his game was going in the right direction.

"It's been there or thereabouts, just with nothing that great happening," he said. "It's been pretty good. Not bad. Just not where I want to be.

I have to make sure I keep seeing the good parts and seeing the light

"I want to be better. Everybody wants to be better and I think I can be but overall it's been a much more positive year than last year.

"Just for me, I think it's steadily, consistently improving all the time. It's just happening pretty slowly.

"So if I look at where I am now compared to where I was this time last year and when the season was sort of finishing last season, I'm in a much better spot.

"You're always looking for that extra little bit more that you can do but there's only one guy that wins every week. 

"I have to make sure I keep seeing the good parts and seeing the light and there's always the next week where everybody arrives just as competitive."

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