Tommy Fleetwood - "I Don’t Expect Anything Else But Europe To Win"

=Fleetwood thinks that, despite the strong opposition, Europe will get the job done at Whistling Straits

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Fleetwood thinks that, despite the strong opposition, Europe will get the job done at Whistling Straits

Tommy Fleetwood is confident and excited heading into his first Stateside Ryder Cup, and says he doesn't "expect anything else but Europe to win."

The Englishman makes his second appearance in the match after his stunning rookie performance at Le Golf National last time out, where he won four out of four doubles matches with Francesco Molinari.

Fleetwood concedes that the US Ryder Cup team is filled with amazing players but thinks Europe will bring the trophy home.

Watch: Tommy Fleetwood Q&A

"They always do. They’re an amazing bunch of players," Fleetwood said on how good the US team looks.

"I think the last two Ryder Cups though I think Europe have had a couple of the strongest teams we’ve ever had including this one.

"I think people forget though like you look at all the individual accolades that America has, most of the biggest events are played in America so like it’s likely that they’re going to have most of the titles but we’ve got the world number one, which is always a bonus.

"We have an amazing record in the Ryder Cup, which whenever you come into a tournament, you know, you come into individual events and somebody will have a great record in that event and you’ll expect them to do well, well Europe have an amazing record in the Ryder Cup and I expect us to do great.

"We have an amazing bond, we gel so well as a team and that’s a huge, huge part of it so there’s no denying America are great and it’s going to be very hard but I don’t expect anything else but Europe to win to be honest."

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The five-time European Tour winner is looking forward to experiencing an away Ryder Cup this time in what is set to be a hostile atmosphere.

"I’m excited to play one in America and just experience the different environment," he said.

"I think what the more experienced guys say like you have to try and thrive in that environment, enjoy the fans being against you.

"For me what I took away from that last Ryder Cup is what a family everybody becomes, how together you all are and those memories and bond that you take with you so just so excited to be part of that again and go into hostile territory and try and bring it home."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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