Florian Fritsch: Other golfers can’t imagine being in the sport and not flying | Ewan Murray

German undertakes epic road trips between tournaments after a bout of turbulence left him with a fear of flying and ready to give up the game

Late on Tuesday afternoon, Florian Fritsch is just to the south of Lisbon. This is a journey which began by road when his involvement in the British Masters concluded, around 4.30pm on Sunday, included a boat trip from Portsmouth to Bilbao and concluded at lunchtime when the 30-year-old German teed off in the first round of the Portugal Masters.

There is no charity or sponsorship element to reveal here. Fritsch’s life, that of a professional golfer now within touching distance of earning full European Tour status for next season, is unique because of the form it takes.

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