This year’s Masters will see a host of the world’s best golfers head in to the tournament in fine form.
Top of the pile will be Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top-six in all his events so far in 2019.
Dustin Johnson has also looked strong while the likes of Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey and Rickie Fowler have all enjoyed wins so far this calendar year.
Any golf major is hard to call at the best of times, but The Masters this year is particularly tough to call.
But there is a strong feeling in the sport that a European could be pulling on the green jacket come Sunday evening.
And there aren’t many golfers who can match Fleetwood’s form of late.
The 28-year-old finished tied-third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational before a strong show at the Players Championship.
Fleetwood remains a novice at The Masters though compared to his peers, although he did card a remarkable round of 66 in the third round last year.
A large part of Fleetwood’s rise to stardom over the past few years has been his unique putting technique, down as the ‘clay grip’.
The unusual style has seen Fleetwood become one of the tour’s best putters.
And North, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, believes that will give Fleetwood an edge going round Augusta this week.
“Tommy Fleetwood is never going to be a long shot any more,” he told Express Sport.
“He’s so talented and had a lot of good finishes, but yet he’s still looking for that first win.
“He’s such a good ball striker and his putting has improved dramatically the last three or four years.
“I would think Augusta is a place he can really do well.
“He doesn’t have a lot of experience there but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he was in the middle of it on Sunday.
“He’s pulled off some great rounds of golf and he just played a week where he played four good solid rounds and has a chance to win The Masters.”