Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood is well and truly in the hunt pack for the Masters after he shot an impressive 66 last night in Augusta
Fleetwood is part of the English pair, along with Danny Willet, who find the leaves both in contention for the leaders top spot at Augusta on seven under after both fired 66 in the second round.
Fleetwood made a poor start to round two having also completed an opening 71, but his birdie at the first was cancelled out by three consecutive birdies, and he completed a clean sweep of birdies at the par-fives while keeping any further blemishes off his card.
And, like Willett, he also finished with a flourish and knocked a nice approach to 12 feet to set up his seventh birdie of the day, and he was looking forward to putting his feet up after a long day.
“Obviously, very, very happy,” he said. “Came out this morning, it was an early start, and you knew it was going to be a long day. I wasn’t playing great straight off the bat this morning and made like a couple of weak bogeys. Then I managed to birdie eight and nine, which were my last two holes of the first round, which leaves you with a little bit of a boost.