Tommy Fleetwood moving forward in Italy after frustrating BMW PGA
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 30/05/18 10:40am
Tommy Fleetwood is confident he can quickly move on from his BMW PGA Championship disappointment when he headlines the Italian Open this week.
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The Race to Dubai champion went into the weekend four strokes off the pace but slipped out of contention with a third-round 77, with Fleetwood finishing in a share of 20th and 10 strokes back from Francesco Molinari.
Fleetwood makes an immediate return to action in Brescia for the second Rolex Series event, with the Englishman aiming to learn from his Saturday slip at Wentworth.
"Rounds like Saturday, I try to keep away from and it was just one of those days where I did everything wrong and it just came out nowhere," Fleetwood said.
"Sunday after when I played very well it was always going to be little bit disappointing when I'd put myself in such a good position after Friday but it happens.
"Golf has a way of kicking you in the teeth sometimes. You need days like that just to learn from and to move forward. Hopefully I can take some of that stuff that I've learned into this week and make sure it doesn't happen again."
Fleetwood returns to Italy off the back of consecutive top-10 finishes in the event, having followed a tied-seventh showing in 2016 with a share of sixth spot last year.
"I have always enjoyed coming to Italy," Fleetwood added. "We've been at the same course for two or three years so coming to a different venue that we've never been to before, there's just a little bit more prep needed.
"Last week was one of the busiest weeks I've ever had as a pro but it was great and I had a lot of home support and I loved every minute of it but it was very busy.
"This week it'll be a bit quieter but the goals are the same, ultimately come Sunday I want to be in the same position and the golf is what matters."
Watch the Italian Open throughout the week on Sky Sports. Live coverage from the opening round begins on Thursday from 9.30am on Sky Sports Golf.