Chris Paisley has found the sweet spot between lingering self-doubt and sensational golf and intends on riding the form wave of his life as long as possible.
After his second round in Abu Dhabi, Tommy Fleetwood spoke of the “great accomplishment” and “honour” of winning the 2017 Race to Dubai - and of the need to park his career best year and prove himself all over again.
After all the drama on the course and the stressful wait in the scorers’ hut afterwards, after all the could haves and the should haves and maybes and impossible math, Tommy Fleetwood had done it and he felt, well, “quite strange”.
As Tommy Fleetwood fretted over the Race to Dubai calculations in the scorers’ hut while Justin Rose was wilting badly with the sun going down on Earth, Jon Rahm simply got on with his own giddy ascent into golf’s upper stratosphere.
Justin Rose chalked it up as another tough “life lesson” and handled it like he had his U.S. Masters near miss in April, like the class act he is.
If you’re excited about the prospect of a world tour, combining the might of the PGA, European and Asian Tours, Keith Pelley has a message. Calm down folks, for now at least.
The shoulder length locks that flow beneath his Nike cap might be Tommy Fleetwood’s most distinguishing feature but do not dismiss the massive ticker beneath the swoosh on his shirt.
There would be genuine and heartfelt sympathy for Tommy Fleetwood but few could begrudge the Race to Dubai title falling Justin Rose’s way on Sunday.
Justin Rose predicted the Race to Dubai could come down to one mistake. He just hopes it wasn't the one he made on the 18th at Earth on Friday.
Matthew Fitzpatrick slipped into the DP World Tour Championship under the radar, no easy feat as defending champion. With half of the European Tour’s season-decider done, the Englishman once again owns the brightest red blip on the leaderboard but still feels like he’s playing in stealth mode.
Tommy Fleetwood channelled his inner Martin Luther King at the DP World Tour Championship on Friday, both with actions and words, to haul himself back into the Race to Dubai conversation.