Europe not scared by Tiger & Phil, says Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood has said the presence of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as US wildcards will make ‘no difference’ to Team Europe’s chances as they bid to win back the Ryder Cup.

Speaking in a conference call to promote his appearance in the UBS Hong Kong Open in November, the 27-year-old – who is set to make his Ryder Cup debut in Paris – dismissed the possibility that Team Europe's chances of winning in two weeks' time is reduced due to the presence of the big-name duo.

• Who are the best Ryder Cup players of all time? Statistically, it's these guys...

• French golf administrator delivers brutally honest Ryder Cup assessment

“Most of us guys on the European team play in the same tournaments against Phil and Tiger week in and week out at the moment,” he said.

“You can’t deny they’re two of the best golfers ever and they always will be, but when you tee it up you’re just playing another golfer, it doesn’t matter who it is.

Tiger Woods Phil Mickelson

“They were always guaranteed to be picked and they’ve had good years themselves. Phil won a World Golf Championship and Tiger could have won three or four events on his comeback and he’s done better than anybody thought he was going to do.

• Football icon to host Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony

“But that will make no difference to us, it really won’t. It will help their team in an experience sense just because they’ve played so many Ryder Cups, but it will make no difference to us.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS (2020)
Scotty Cameron
play button
OLD DRIVER VS NEW DRIVER - TaylorMade SIM vs TaylorMade Original One
TaylorMade
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten - VS - TaylorMade Spider X
Odyssey Triple Track
play button
THE BEST LOOKING NEW CLUB I'VE SEEN IN 2020 - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Ping
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Scots club in terrific show of appreciation for NHS
Unique Pro-Am tournament to signal golf’s UK return
European Tour pro FUMES as OWGR announces restart
Brora set to survive following global goodwill
Renowned Scots club sees members surge post lockdown

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Clear the hips through impact
Watch
play button
Even the right grip change can feel strange
Watch
play button
Get your alignment correct for more consistency
Watch
play button
Keep working on the right things
Watch
See all videos right arrow