Tommy Fleetwood and Clare Fleetwood first began dating in 2015
Tommy Fleetwood has been married to his wife, Clare Fleetwood, since 2017.
The pair first met through Tommy's brother, Joe, who worked with her at Hambric Sports Management. After Tommy switched management companies to Hambric in 2015, he revealed that he was already familiar with his future wife.
"I get on well with Clare Craig, too, who is vice-president of Europe. She’s always been around on Tour, and I’ve chatted to her a lot over the years,” he wrote in June 2015 on his blog for Golf Monthly.
By the end of that same year, Clare became Tommy's manager, and the two later began a romantic relationship. This development caused her to consider giving up the role to another person, but it didn't become necessary when Tommy and Clare struck a balance between their work and personal lives.
“As we were sat there listening to different proposals, I'm like I can do this ... but I just for some reason at the beginning thought I couldn't and I shouldn't,” she recalled to the Performance People podcast in May 2023. “Then we gave it six months, and it worked, so we carried on.”
So, who is Tommy Fleetwood's wife? Here's everything to know about Clare Fleetwood.
She works in sports management
Clare grew up and studied in Manchester, England. After college, she worked at Hambric Sports Management, representing professional golfers, and she was eventually named the vice president for Europe.
She is Tommy's longtime manager
Clare became Tommy’s manager in 2015 before they established a romantic relationship. While working at Hambric Sports Management, she approached Tommy about helping out with his career, and he has credited her for being part of his success.
While discussing why they work well together, he shared that Clare keeps him grounded.
"That calming side, that reality check ... that happiness side of things and she’s very clever," he told Performance People. "She judges situations better than you do when you’re playing all the time and you’re so single-minded on what you do and that you don’t look outside the box."
Tommy revealed that as a manager, Clare can "make good decisions, good calls and bring you out of that when it’s needed."
She turned down Tommy in the beginning
Shortly after Clare became Tommy’s manager, he tried to ask her out “a few times,” to which she denied him.
"We've got a 23-year age difference. Of course, I turned him down. I was like, 'Don't be stupid,' " Clare recalled to the Performance People podcast.
According to Tommy, she "eventually gave in" and became open to the idea of seeing where it would take them. While their age gap was the initial reason Clare hesitated, she shared that it didn't impact their relationship afterward, but she admitted to feeling "a little bit paranoid" when industry people in their circles heard the news.
Still, she didn't waver about her feelings for Tommy. "I had full faith. Once we fell in love, that's it ... we were in," Clare added. "It was just navigating through the gossip, basically. But it was quick 'cause people saw us and knew it meant something."
The sports agent also revealed that others later got on board. "People who were the doubters have redeemed themselves, let's say, and admittedly doubted wrongly," she concluded.
They announced their engagement in 2017
Two years after Clare became his agent and they began dating, the couple discussed their relationship publicly for the first time. Not only did they reveal their relationship to the world, but they also announced their engagement.
In June 2017, the DP World Tour X account (formerly known as Twitter) posted a photo asking golf fans to "name the player," and Clare responded back, "My fiancé ❤️ @TommyFleetwood1." Tommy then replied with, "😍😍😍."
The next month, he mentioned their engagement after he won the 2017 Open de France and tweeted, “My beautiful, amazing fiancé @ClareCraig thank you for everything. Looking after me in every way possible at home and at work! I love you!!x.”
She has two children from a previous relationship
Clare welcomed her first two sons, Oscar and Mo, with her ex-husband, Andy Craig. The boys were born in the early 2000s, but their exact birthdates are unknown.
That said, both Oscar and Mo regularly appear on Tommy's Instagram during family outings. The brothers are also making names for themselves in the golf world. In September 2023, Oscar won the FirstPoint USA Boy’s Strokeplay event at Abu Dhabi Golf Club's National Course, while Mo tied for third place and later clinched second place in the boys' net division.
Tommy, Oscar and Mo previously claimed a victory together at the Dubai Moonlight Classic in October 2021, alongside fellow pro golfers.
"So cool to see Oscar and Mo winning the @dubai.moonlight pro-am with Felicity Johnson & Abdullah Al Hashimi last night… a very proud moment!!!" Tommy captioned Instagram photos of them on the course.
She shares one child with Tommy
On Sept. 28, 2017, Clare gave birth to her and Tommy’s first child together, Franklin Fleetwood, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz.
Tommy ended up withdrawing from the British Masters to await the arrival of his son. "I wanted to give myself every chance of playing this week, but being there at the birth of your child is a special moment in anyone's life and I would not want to miss it," he said in a statement.
The athlete later said it was "the most beautiful and proud moment" of his life. When he posted one of the first few pictures of Franklin online, Tommy took it as a chance to celebrate Clare. "Fiancé, best friend, Agent, mother of my son, my hero! Thank you for this moment @ClareCraig! I love you! 💙," he tweeted.
Clare previously noted that Frankie, as he's affectionately called, is glued to his father’s side whenever Tommy is home. For U.K. Mother's Day in March 2022, Tommy honored her with a sweet message on Instagram.
“Everyday you make me proud to be your husband by the way you are with our kids," he wrote. "You’re strong, loving, caring, funny and so much more! One day doesn’t cover how amazing you are. But for today, Happy Mother’s Day!”
They got married in December 2017
Less than three months after welcoming Frankie to their family, the pair wed on Dec. 5, 2017. The ceremony took place on a beach in the Bahamas with just 30 guests in attendance. The logistics of their nuptials worked out perfectly, as he played in the Hero World Challenge in the locale just days before they said “I do.”
"Me and Clare said that if we got into the tournament, it would be a great place to get married," Tommy told USA Today of the reasoning behind the back-to-back tournament and wedding. "So I'm actually getting married on Tuesday here. So missing the tournament wasn't really an option."
When asked about their honeymoon plans, he already had a spot picked out. "I want to go home," he said. "I've been away a long time."
She's a regular at his matches
Over the years, Clare has been spotted cheering Tommy on while he's competed in several tournaments, including the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and the Ryder Cup.
When Clare first accepted representing her future husband, she knew of his reputation among his fans and the golf community. She labeled him as a “golden child” and “never says the wrong thing.”
“The thing that he's got on his side [is that] a lot of golfers and everybody loves him no matter what he does,” she shared with the Performance People podcast. “He's so popular, honestly, he cannot do a thing wrong which is the more annoying for me.”
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