European Tour star Tommy Fleetwood is aiming to make history at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall next week (July 26 to 29) – by becoming the first player to win twice.
Fleetwood won the Championship in 2013 in thrilling style – with a score of four-under-par – to finish one shot ahead of European Senior Tour star Paul Broadhurst.
His victory provided a springboard for his professional career.
That same month he won his maiden European Tour title at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
And in 2014 and 2015 he played some of the most consistent golf on the European Tour and established himself as one of the sport’s most exciting young English players.
Fleetwood had a distinguished amateur career before turning professional in 2010, claiming his first win in 2011 at the Kazakhstan Open.
Fleetwood said: “Nailcote Hall holds special memories as it was the beginning of a great few months for me – winning the British Par 3 Championship and then onto the Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles, I am really looking forward to returning this year.”
The Championship, supported by the Birmingham Post, is being managed by event organiser Champions (UK).
Managing Director, Matthew Hayes, said: “Tommy is a special player and won the event back in 2013, this is yet another example of how the Championship continues to grow in stature, we are looking forward to welcoming him back.”
Fleetwood is one of a number of former British Par 3 Champions returning to play at Nailcote Hall – a list that also includes Barry Lane, Peter Baker, DJ Russell, Richard O’Hanlon, Mark Mouland, Andrew Sherborne and Carl Mason.
Other stars competing include former Major winners Paul Lawrie OBE, Ian Woosnam OBE and Michael Campbell.
For the ninth year running the Championship is being hosted by the most successful European Ryder Cup Captain of all-time – Tony Jacklin CBE.
As testament to the event’s success, the prize fund has been increased to a record €150,000, with the winner taking home a cheque for €50,000.
The event also plays host to two Celeb-Am days graced by some of the nation’s best loved TV and sports personalities.
This year’s attendees include former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell CBE, Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman, England football superstar Peter Shilton OBE, Ashes-winning cricketer Jonny Bairstow, boyband stars Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, and Coronation Street actor William Roache MBE.
The event is covered by Sky Sports.
Event partners and media partners: Nicky, Mattioli Woods, Sky Sports, Golf Monthly, Colorsport Inspirational Magazine, Total Motion, Finest Catch, Bentley Leicester, Champions Celebrity, VPAR Live Golf Scoring, Champions After Dinner Speakers and chosen charity for the event Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
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