Tommy Fleetwood has been voted the European Tour’s Hilton Golfer of the Month for November after picking up his first victory in 22 months at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player.
The 28-year-old Englishman received 49 per cent of the public vote ahead of Jon Rahm, who came in second with 31 per cent following his fourth Rolex Series victory at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, which propelled him to the 2019 Race to Dubai crown as European Tour Number One.
Fleetwood’s victory in South Africa came via a play-off after rounds of 69-69-73-65 left him on a 12 under par total alongside Marcus Kinhult. A miraculous par on the first play-off hole handed Fleetwood his first win since the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The 2017 Race to Dubai champion became the first player to card three eagles in a final round and go on to win, two of which were back-to-back. Fleetwood then rounded off November with a second-place finish at the DP World Tour Championship, missing out on a play-off spot by a single stroke in a dramatic finale.
Rahm’s victory in Dubai was his second Rolex Series win of the season, his fourth in total, and his second win at the season-ending event at Jumeirah Golf Estates. His 2019 Race to Dubai triumph made him Spain’s first European Tour Number One since Seve Ballesteros in 1991, earning the 25 year old a total $5m pay-out. Rahm finished runner-up in the public vote.
Rory McIlroy came in third after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. His play-off victory over Xander Schauffele made him the first European to capture three WGC titles and he finished the month with a fourth-place finish at the DP World Tour Championship.
Tyrrell Hatton rounded off the voting after winning the Turkish Airlines open under floodlights in a six-man play-off. The win was Hatton’s second Rolex Series victory and first win since the Italian Open in 2017.
Fans who cast their vote for Hilton Golfer of the Month are automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky voter winning:
• One (1) night stay at a Hilton in London for one (1) winner and one (1) guest (standard double or twin room available).
• Two (2) tickets to the Hilton Golfer of the Year Awards.
• One (1) Urban Golf Experience for winner and guest.
• Complimentary Food and Beverage during GOTY Awards and Urban Golf Experience.
• Transfers to and from Urban Golf, Smithfield.
Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognises and rewards the best performances of European Tour Members each month.
All recipients of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award are automatically upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond Status — Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.