Honda Basic: Two eagles vault Tommy Fleetwood back into contention

Tommy Fleetwood (Getty Photographs)

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood shot a three-beneath sixty seven Saturday at The Honda Basic to complete his third spherical two photographs behind chief Luke Listing.

Fleetwood, who completed the day at 5 underneath, recorded two eagles, two birdies, a double-bogey and a bogey. His second eagle got here on the heels of a striped fairway wooden on the par-5 18th.

“I do not assume I’ve ever — properly, I may need finished that earlier than, however nice end,” Fleetwood stated of ending his spherical with as many eagles as birdies. “After thirteen, made a multitude of the opening and you do not have straightforward holes coming in, so it’s a must to regroup and get what you’ll be able to.

“Nearly as good as a few — two make eagles, nice, and a few nice up-and-downs, as properly. Simply that end, hardest a part of the course, completed robust, so actually glad.”

Fleetwood burst onto the scene final season by profitable the European Tour’s Order of Benefit. He then backed it up with a win this season in Abu Dhabi. He hopes to hold that success over to the PGA Tour and end Sunday off with a win.

“4 victories and three of them have come within the final yr, so I have been enjoying excellent golf,” Fleetwood stated. “On the finish of the day, you must know the right way to win to win, and the extra expertise you will have, the extra that you’ve on Sundays — that is totally different, PGA TOUR occasion, and I might like to get my first win on the PGA TOUR this week. That may be one thing that I need to do till I get it.

“Nevertheless it’s simply nice to be out right here. It is nice to be enjoying on programs like this which are such a check of each a part of your recreation. I stated it yesterday, whether or not you play actually good otherwise you play actually dangerous, it is such a very good judgment of the place you’re, and I simply benefit from the problem of those programs.”