Fleetwood up for Shinnecock test

Tommy Fleetwood is looking forward to the return of a traditional US Open as he goes in search of his first win at a major.

Fleetwood finished fourth at Erin Hills last year and 27th when he made his tournament debut at Chambers Bay back in 2015.

Both of those golf courses were much more open and far removed from the tight, tree-lined venues usually associated with the tournament, and Fleetwood is looking forward to a more traditional test at Shinnecock Hills when normal service resumes.

“It’s exciting for me,” Fleetwood said. “I’ve enjoyed those two US Opens and I think it’s an amazing event, but they have not been classic US Opens.

“But I enjoy a test where it’s just grinding away at you all day, you never get to switch off. I do like those type of events.

“I don’t know how they will set it up. I know they have said the fairways are a bit wider. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

“I think the good thing is that it’s at a different course to last year. A lot of times when you’ve played well the year before at a tournament or at a course and you come back and the expectations are so high, if you don’t quite start or play the way you want to it can get frustrating.

“So different courses, different tests, but it’s my best major finish and it is a tournament that I love. So hopefully I can improve on that.”

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