Tommy Fleetwood will return to the PGA Tour action at the 3M Open from 23 to 26 July
By Sky Sports Golf
Last update: 05/07/20 20:51
Tommy Fleetwood insists he has no problem with Rory McIlroy after the recent comments from issue no. 1 in the world who questioned players who hadn’t gone to play on the PGA Tour.
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Fleetwood was one of the British golfers to stay in the UK when the PGA Tour returned from a forced arrest against the coronavirus in mid-June, with players being self-quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the U.S. before to be authorized to compete.
McIlroy said before the RBC Heritage last month that players should make an effort to travel to play on the PGA Tour “if they cared about their careers,” although Fleetwood had no problem with the opinion of the four-time world champion.
“Someone like Rory [McIlroy] he always receives a lot of questions and has clearly just expressed his opinion, “said Fleetwood Sky Sports. “There are no hard feelings about it, as that is exactly what makes the world go round.
“I can answer in terms of myself, of course I feel like I’m taking my career seriously, but it’s just one of those things. He said what he felt and it’s fine and we’ll be the same when we meet.
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“I think he does an extraordinary job of always giving answers and showing his side of things, and this was only his version.”
Fleetwood will travel to the United States for 14 days in quarantine, before returning to competitive action at the 3M Open on July 23, before appearing at the WGC-FedEx-St Jude Invitational and PGA championship in the following two weeks.
“I guess there will always be some concern, some unknown, but in terms of going back to play again, I can’t wait,” added Fleetwood. “I had a great time at home and enjoyed playing golf at home, but it will be nice to bring us back again.
“Whatever your dreams and goals are [before stoppage] I’m still around, it’s just been in a slightly different format. It did not happen just as we thought it would have happened in 2020, but they are all still there and we hope it will happen.
“On a weekly basis, everything remains unchanged. As soon as you go out to play you want to win tournaments and you want to keep improving as a golfer. It’s my job and I want to keep seeing how much I can get.”