Tommy Fleetwood was left wondering what might have been after missing out on a play-off at the 18th hole but the Englishman insists he will focus on the positives from his week in Scotland.
Ryder Cup player Fleetwood missed a putt at the last to force a play-off at St Andrews and while disappointed not to claim the Dunhill Links title the Englishman is delighted he was able to put himself in contention in the final round.
He said: “It was nice coming down the stretch with a chance to win. I played some really good golf but fell just short. I had a chance at 16 and 18 especially which would have given me a chance but all in all it was a great week and I’ve played well.
“It’s a little bit raw when you have fallen just short but I know there was good stuff there this week. I feel fresh, I know I played well and my motivation is still there.
“I can look back knowing day by day I’ve made improvements to the aspects of my game which I needed to make and most important of all I was up there in the final round on a Sunday trying to win which is what I wanted to do.
“I’m a long way behind in the Race to Dubai and I need to do some catching up so this is a good start. I’ll keep practising and trying to improve and we’ll see where we are by the end of the year but it is nice to be moving in the right direction.”