The Southport golfer finished three under - five behind champion Francesco Molinari
England’s Tommy Fleetwood insists he does not want to be a “baby” about his Open finish but accepts he should have done much better.
A birdie at the first to get him to six under, just three behind the overnight leaders, was greeted with a huge roar but he just could not get it going and his hopes went the way of his ball when he smashed it out of bounds at the sixth.
The Southport golfer finished three under – five behind champion Francesco Molinari – and was left frustrated after a runners-up finish at the US Open a month ago.
“I don’t want to be a bit of a baby about it, but I’m obviously disappointed,” he said.
“I didn’t really feel like I did that much wrong. Could have got it going because the crowd were with me.
“It was just the middle of the round that got away but the story of the score is I still had a chance and just couldn’t do it.
“I could have done things better this weekend, but it just wasn’t to be.
“I felt like I did so many things right but putts just didn’t really drop for the weekend like they did the first two days and overall that was it.
“It’s always sad and disappointing but it just wasn’t my time.”