Tommy Fleetwood taking home ground advantage to another level at DP World Tour Championship

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The Englishman relocated with his family of five from northwest England to the seemingly perpetually sunny skies of Dubai earlier this year. Now, with European golf's season finale set to tee off at the prestigious Jumeirah Golf Estates, Fleetwood has no excuse to be late for his tee time. "It's a little bit different... I can drive the buggy into the golf course for the week," the world number 23 told BBC Sport. "It'll be nice just playing and being able to pop back home. My dad's here this week, which I'm really excited about and it is great to see him. "It's a bit odd playing a tournament when you're doing the school run in the morning but it's a nice bit of normality." Fleetwood has enjoyed another consistent year on tour, notching up eight top-ten finishes and missing just two cuts in his 24 events. In addition, he will start in Dubai in red-hot form having just won the Nedbank Golf Challenge last week. "I don't win anywhere near as much as I would like to but I think winning is such a lovely feeling," said the six-time DP World Tour winner. "It's what everybody out here is constantly working for. That's the ultimate goal at the end of the week. So it's been a long wait. "The consistency of my game is much, much better. Golf is a lot more stress-free when you feel like you're not going to lose the ball and if you feel like you've given yourself a chance each and every week of having a good week."

The victory in South Africa moved Fleetwood to fourth in the DP World Tour rankings, behind US Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick, New Zealand's Ryan Fox and perennial challenger Rory McIlroy.

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