RYDER Cup star Tommy Fleetwood has been appointed as an ambassador for England Golf.

The 31-year-old, who lives in Holmes Chapel, came through the ranks at England Golf and was the England Amateur Men’s Champion in 2010.

Since turning professional, Fleetwood has played for Europe in the Ryder Cup twice and is a five-time winner on the DP World Tour.

He joins Bronte Law – another former English Amateur Champion – as a new ambassador for the amateur organisation in an attempt to promote the sport to a wider audience.

Fleetwood, who opened an academy in his hometown of Southport in 2019, said: “I’m coming into that part of my life where I want to, and I’m in the fortunate position of being able to, give something back to the game.

“Coming on board with England Golf to help promote the game in whatever way I can is just pretty cool.”

England Golf’s Chief Executive, Jeremy Tomlinson, said it was an “honour” to welcome Fleetwood to the organisation.

He said: “It’s exciting for England Golf to be able to work alongside a man and golfer of his calibre and to have him play a part in amplifying the message that golf is a sport for anyone and everyone.”