CARLSBAD, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2022) – Tommy Fleetwood shot a final round 5-under 67 to come from behind and claim a one-stroke victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Fleetwood, who was defending the title he secured in 2019, played all four rounds under par and went 70-70-70-67 to claim his sixth DP World Tour Title.
Tommy started the day three shots off the pace but fired four birdies and an eagle in a closing round 67 to storm through the leaderboard. Trailing by one shot on the par-5 14th Tommy produced a moment of magic to hole out for eagle with his TP5x pix golf ball. From there he would hold out for a well-deserved one-shot victory in Sun City.
Since making the switch to TP5x pix at the CJ CUP last October, Fleetwood has six top-five finishes worldwide (two coming in majors) and Sunday's win at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
“At this level of the game, particularly with Tommy, who is so detailed with his equipment, players are only going to switch if they know it can improve their performance on the course. There’s no change for the sake of change. His results since switching to TP5x pix speak for themselves – six top-five finishes, two coming at majors, and a victory to cap it off.”
Fleetwood added a new Stealth UDI 3-iron in the bag, as well. Accuracy and distance are at a premium at the challenging Gary Player Country Club and caddie Ian Finnis said the GAPR driving iron played a critical role in his 2019 victory at this same venue. Fleetwood worked with Rietveld to test four new driving irons the week before the Nedbank, and the decision to add Stealth UDI proved to be the right one.
“It’s a great club for a tough golf course. As Tommy has shown us, smart equipment decisions and planning can lead to quick results," says Rietveld.
Tommy Fleetwood WITB
- Stealth Plus 9.0* driver
- Stealth Plus 15.0* 3-wood
- Stealth Plus 19.0* 5-wood
- Stealth UDI 3-iron
- P.7TW 4-PW
- Hi-Toe 2 52°
- TP5x Pix golf ball
Tommy Fleetwood P7TW 6 iron Wear Mark
Tommy Fleetwood Need to Know
- The win marks his sixth career victory on the DP World Tour
- Tommy moves to No. 4 in the DP World Tour Race to Dubai standings heading into the DP World Tour Championship next week
- He successfully defended the title he won three years ago, the last time the Nedbank Golf Challenge was staged due to the pandemic
- Tommy’s all-round game was on fire all week, he made only five bogeys all week (T1) and was second in strokes gained tee to green (+2.99)
- Tommy had full control of his TP5x pix golf ball and hit a staggering 81.93% greens in regulation, gaining +16.17 versus the field average