Tommy Fleetwood will make his Ryder Cup debut this year. Matt Cradock looks at who coaches him here.

Who Is Tommy Fleetwood’s Coach?

Tommy Fleetwood will make his Ryder Cup debut this year largely because the Englishman has become one of the most improved players in world golf.

In 2016 he was ranked 188th in the world and was struggling for any sort of form, but only a year later he would become the European number one and win the Race to Dubai.

A major reason for this is down to his swing coaches, without them Fleetwood would not have the success he is having now. Meet them all below.

Who Is Tommy Fleetwood’s Coach?

Swing Coach – Alan Thompson

Fleetwood has been working on and off with Thompson ever since he was 13-years-old.

It was only after the 2015 Open Championship that Fleetwood would be coached full time by Thompson.

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Having shot 69-76 to miss the cut the Englishman had had enough and texted his dad who suggested going to see Thompson. The rest was history.

The road back to being a European Tour winner was a long one however.

In one interview, Fleetwood said: “One of my first lessons back at Heswall we had two hours of practice and I was hitting it alright.

To the right of the range is a tee so we finished off by hitting some shots on the course. And I hit six 4-irons right into the water, they were all yips”

After the 2015 Open Championship Fleetwood began seeing former coach Thompson (Getty Images)

But after months of hard work with Thompson, Fleetwood would return to the winners circle with victory at the 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Since then he has won the French Open, retained his HSBC Championship title and crowned Race to Dubai champion.

Short Game Coach – Graham Walker & Phil Kenyon

Fleetwood & Walker (Getty Images)

The 27-year-old has also called upon putting guru Phil Kenyon and short game specialist Graham Walker.

Both coach players on the European Tour and both have also coached Major winners.

Fleetwood’s claw grip (Getty Images)

Having worked with Kenyon for many years Fleetwood developed the ‘claw grip’ because he was rotating the putter to much through his swing.

Even Kenyon himself asked Fleetwood: “Are you okay using that?”

The 27-year-old will be hoping to make a strong Ryder Cup debut when Europe and the USA do battle on the 28th September. He has some good memories of Le Golf National having won the 2017 Open de France there.

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