Tommy Fleetwood will head into next month?s Open Championship at Carnoustie with more belief than ever that he can in a major title.
The 27-year-old narrowly missed out on glory at the US Open on Sunday, his stunning final round of 63 seeing him fall just a shot short of eventual champion Brooks Koepka, who retained his crown.
Despite his near miss, Fleetwood who began his final round as a 300/1 shot, six shots off the lead feels his performance bodes well for the future.
He said: “There are obviously so many positives about the day. I had a chance to make history and I wouldn’t do anything differently. I made my highest finish in a major and it’s just more proof that I can get up there.”
“I did it a bit differently this time because I struggled and fell away a bit in the third round but came back really well.”
“Overall it’s another great week. I have been playing consistently without any really big results and this one came out of the blue a little bit with a great performance on Sunday but there are so many positives.”
“You’re always going to be a bit disappointed to come up one short in a major but I’ll give it another go.”
That next chance will come on the east coast of Scotland, starting on July 19.
His best Open finish thus far is tied 27th at Royal Birkdale last year.