Tommy Fleetwood put everything into the Betfred British Masters on and off the course and while he didn’t win the title, he certainly won a legion of fans during a week that will live long in the memory.
“It’s been very, very special for a number of reasons,” he said. “I would have loved to have played a bit better and given the fans a little more to cheer but the number one thing I wanted when given the opportunity to host was to bring it here to Southport. I knew it would be great event but this has exceeded all expectations.
“I am so grateful for everyone involved, for working at the event, to volunteering, to coming out to watch – I am so, so grateful.
“It has been a sell-out crowd, so many families, so many kids and it has been great to and play in front of them all Hopefully we have done a little bit in growing the game.