Race to Dubai leader and World No. 55 Tommy Fleetwood twirled a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the inaugural World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to conclude on 13-under 271, up five spots to solo 2nd, one shy of champion Dustin Johnson, who shot 68. UPDATE: Fleetwood jumped 20 places to a career-high 35th in OWGR.
After kicking off in 69-70-66, the 26-year-old began in a three-way T7 on 8-under, four in arrears to 54-hole leader Justin Thomas. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he striped 10 (of 14) fairways and mustered 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.921 SG: Putting. The Englishman squared a lone bogey-5 at eight, but erased it with birdies at Nos. 1, 6, 11, 12 and 15, walking off with a 38-footer for birdie-3 at 18. He's a 2-time winner on the European Tour in 166 events, most recently at the 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC in January, where incidentally, he beat Johnson by one. This was Fleetwood's second appearance after T71 (of 74) in 2015 (Trump National Doral) and his sixth overall WGC with a previous-best T5 at the 2015 Match Play, which doubled as his previous best on the PGA TOUR in a now 13 career starts.