Fleetwood right at home as the people’s choice

By By Steve Douglas SOUTHPORT, England — He is the poster boy of the upcoming British Open, his flowing hair and stubbly face adorning the banners draped across lampposts on the approaches to Royal Birkdale.

Golf’s oldest major is back in Southport for the first time since 2008 and, in Fleetwood, one of the sport’s rising stars, the locals have one of their own for whom to cheer.

Growing up, Fleetwood lived in a house just around the corner from Royal Birkdale.

The place held a mystical quality to a golf-loving kid who dreamed of winning the Open Championship from the age of 5.

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Source: SF Gate Sports

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