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Ross Fisher

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 168

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Ross Fisher made a late error on his way to posting a level-par second round of 35-37=72 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge; he's T8 at halfway on 4-under 140, four behind the leader Alex Noren.
The Englishman was among a pack of five others tied for second on 6-under with one hole to play, but he found trouble and could only limp to a double bogey-6. It was a poor end to an up and down day which had begun with a birdie-4 at the par-five 2nd, only to shortly follow it with back-to-back bogeys at 5 and 6. No matter, he made perfect amends with consecutive birdies at 8, 9 and 10. But he slipped up again at the 12th before making a final birdie of the day at 17. Three of his four previous visits to the Gary Player Country Club have reaped top five finishes and a fourth remains a possibility if he puts the 36th hole out of his head. Nov 11 - 12:42 PM

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Ross Fisher painted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to grab a share of the first round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club - the second event in the European Tour's Final Series.

The Englishman entered the week as one of the favorites courtesy of a superb course record and three top six finishes in his last four starts; he duly backed up that reputation with a strong opening circuit of the Player-design in Sun City. For 16 holes he was flawless and unconcerned by fairways that are narrower than in previous years. He bagged birdies at the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th to join the leaders, before appearing to cede the Thursday night advantage with a bogey at No. 17, but he promptly reduced the 502-yard par-four 18th hole to just three swings for a closing par breaker. It is the fourth time in five visits to the course that he has opening with a sub-70 score and the second time he has held the lead, although in 2014 he was in sole possession prior to finishing the week second. He shares the lead with Jeunghun Wang and Felipe Aguilar, with a group of seven (including Henrik Stenson) on shot behind.
Nov 10 - 10:15 AM

Ross Fisher will tee it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City knowing his South African log book is an impressive one.

The Englishman rocks up to a favored venue fresh from two seconds (at the European Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship) and a T6 (at the WGC-HSBC Champions) in his last four starts. His record at the Gary Player Country Club is no one-off either. He was second behind Danny Willett in 2014, third in 2009 and fifth in 2010. Currently playing his 11th consecutive year on Tour he is 16th in the Race to Dubai, primed to finish top 20 for a third year on the bounce (slightly odd that - you instinctively feel he's been in a slump). Beyond this course he has a strong record in the country: 15-for-16 with 12 top 25s including a win in the 2014 Tshwane Open.
Nov 8 - 5:55 PM

Ross Fisher maintained his steady pace with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 during the final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, closing the week on 14-under 274, good for a share of sixth place.

The Englishman had no troubles racking up birdies at Sheshan International (22 birdies plus an eagle on the week) but he couldn't avoid the bogeys. The Bogeyman struck 10 times by week's end. Other than the winner Hideki Matsuyama, Fisher was the only golfer in the field to post four sub-70 rounds this week (69→68→69→68). The 35-year-old has now posted top 30s in all four HSBC appearances including back-to-back top 10s.
Oct 30 - 8:18 AM

Ross Fisher set himself up for another weekend title bid at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China after coming on strong late and hoisting up a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in Friday's second round.

At 7-under 137, the Englishman will go into the final 36 holes at Sheshan International GC in T7, that's six behind three-shot leader Hideki Matsuyama. That gap looked like being much bigger when Fisher started out with bogeys at 10 and 12 today. He got back on track with a rush of birdies at 13, 14 and 16 but another dropped shot at 17 meant he hadn't improved his overnight position of 3-under. He changed all that with an impressive second nine, sinking birdie efforts at 2, 3, 7 and 8 to climb back inside the top 10. Fisher was a popular pick with gamers this week having twice finished in the top three in this event. He's also finished runner-up in two of his last three European Tour starts. The five-time ET winner hasn't had his very best stuff from tee to green so far (T38 Driving Accuracy, T24 Greens In Regulation) but he's 8th in Putts Per GIR. He carded 65-68 on the weekend when third here last year.
Oct 28 - 4:55 AM

Ross Fisher went bogey-free in the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but his 5-under-par 34-33=67 was not good enough to catch Tyrrell Hatton so ended the week in second for a second event running.

The Englishman's Sunday stroll around St. Andrews was impressive, giving him a total for the week of 19-under 271, but he was always struggling to catch the eventual winner. Having lost to Alex Levy in extra holes on his last outing at the Porsche European Open it is another lucrative but frustrating near-miss for Fisher, who now has four top six finishes in the 2016 season. It also counts as his second near miss at The Home of Golf, having been defeated in a play-off in 2008. He was becalmed early in the final round, pegging five straight pars before ticking back-to-back red at 6 and 7. There were no errors, but he could only make three back nine par breakers, at 10, 15 and 18. He was T2 with Richard Sterne, four adrift of Hatton.
Oct 9 - 12:37 PM

Ross Fisher plotted his way round the devilish Carnoustie to remain in contention at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, carding 3-under-par 35-34=69 for a 54-hole total of 14-under 202 which had him alone in second.

The Englishman opened his week on the easier Kingsbarns and Old Course so would have been ready to maintain his position rather than go low for a third time and he'll be satisfied with the job. He circled 2 and 6, and squared 3, on the outward nine; then a burst of three birdies in four holes at 12, 13 and 15 was slightly marred by a bogey at No. 16. He'll head into the final round three blows behind the leader Tyrrell Hatton, aware that his fellow Englishman is yet to win on tour so may feel the pressure. Fisher lost a play-off in his last start and also suffered that fate when T2 in this event in 2008.
Oct 8 - 11:04 AM

With seven more birdies in his second round at St. Andrews on Friday, Ross Fisher posted a 4-under-par 32-36=68 for a halfway total of 11-under 133 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, good enough for a one-shot lead over Joakim Lagergren.

Lagergren matched Fisher's 68 to hit 10-under while it's a further stroke back to first-round leader Alex Noren who had to settle for a 71 at Kingsbarns. After yesterday's 65 at Kingsbarns, Fisher cashed in on the early scoring opportunities at the Old Course with gains at 2, 5, 7 and 8. In trickier conditions on the back nine, he oscillated between birdies and bogeys, scribbling down three of each over the first eight holes before signing off with a par. Despite the blips, that's two excellent days for the Englishman and keeps him on track to go one better than the second place he managed in this tournament in 2008. Fisher was also runner-up at the Porsche European Open on his latest European Tour start so his performance so far is no surprise. He continues his bid at Carnoustie on Saturday before returning to St. Andrews for Sunday's climax.
Oct 7 - 11:08 AM

Ross Fisher blitzed the front nine at Kingsbarns - his back nine - to score 7-under-par 35-30=65 in round one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The Englishman, a runner-up in this event in 2008 and on his last start two weeksa go (both times after extra holes), made a sedate start with eight pars and one birdie (at 16). When he made two more pars at 1 and 2 there seemed little hope of him getting to within one shot of the leader Alex Noren's mark of 8-under, but Fisher suddenly caught fire. He made eagle-3 at the third, added birdie-3 at the fourth, back-to-back par breakers at 6 and 7, then made a red-4 at the 9th. He'll play his second round on The Old Course in St. Andrews.
Oct 6 - 12:06 PM

Englishman Ross Fisher hunted down the leader Alex Levy with a final round of 7-under-par 31-33=64, but came up short in the play-off at the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

The Englishman posted 19-under 194 after his birdie putt on the final green slipped over the edge of the hole and then watched Levy hole from 8-feet to force a play-off. Alas Fisher made two pars in the extra holes whilst Levy made birdie at the second time of asking. But Fisher had played the better golf all day, indeed he was flawless in chasing the Frenchman. He opened with birdies at 1 and 3, then added a hat-trick at 8, 9 and 10, before a brace at 15 and 16 put the long time leader under pressure. In the final round Fisher found 17 greens in regulation and he ended the week 8-for-9 in Scrambling. The result is his best of the year, bettering his T6 at both the Open de Espana and Nordea Masters.
Sep 25 - 12:22 PM

Ross Fisher took lunch in solo second on 12-under 130, five shots behind the leader Alex Levy, after the early wave of second round starters had completed their rounds at the Porsche European Open.

The Englishman carded a 6-under-par 32-33=65, his second 65 of the week, but it took a long time coming as fog again disrupted the morning start. Having made four red numbers on the back nine during Friday's play, at 10, 12, 15 and 17, he had added another at No. 1. On returning to the course Saturday he notched a final birdie at the 7th. It is now 27 holes since his last dropped shot. His 65s have more than the total in common: he found 14 greens in regulation both times and also 27 putts. The Golf Resort Bad Griesbach hosted tournament is now 54-holes.
Sep 24 - 6:11 AM

Ross Fisher painted a first round of 6-under-par 31-34=65 in the Porsche European Open at Golf resort Bad Griesbach.

The Englishman was one of many who had to return to the course early Friday, and was soon back in the clubhouse for another stoppage, and then yet again in mid morning, before finally carding his opening lap. He had made four birdies in five holes at 2, 3, 4 and 6 on the front nine and completed the back nine with more red at 10, 12 and 14, before dropping a shot at the final hole. He landed 14 greens in regulation, went 3-for-4 in Scrambling and needed just 27 swings of the putter to end the round three behind the leader.
Sep 23 - 10:42 AM

Ross Fisher authored a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in round two of the KLM Open in the Netherlands and at 6-under 136 is just one shot adrift of Scott Hend's clubhouse lead.

Fisher has been boom or bust in this tournament with three missed cuts, a third and a sixth in the last five years. This time it appears he's set for another big week after flourishing in round two at The Dutch, Colin Montgomerie's new course which is being used on the European Tour for the first time. Fisher started fast with birdies at 10, 12 and 14 before adding another at 17 to turn in 32. He was calmer on his second nine but splashed one last drop of red at 3 before parring his way to the clubhouse. He hit 9 (of 13) fairways and an impressive 16 greens in regulation, saving par both times he missed. Although he's jumped over 40 spots today, the former Ryder Cup star will still feel he should be higher. Fisher couldn't birdie any of the three par 5s in round two while in his opening 69 he swallowed a triple bogey-7 at the par-4 2nd.
Sep 9 - 9:57 AM

Ross Fisher blitzed the Crans-sur-Sierre GC with a second round of 7-under-par 33-30=63 to hit the halfway point of the Omega European Masters on 5-under 135.

When he took lunch the Englishman was four shots behind the clubhouse leader, but inside the top ten after equalling his lowest 18-hole score in his 7th visit to the Swiss mountains. Those six previous trips earned him a T5 in 2013, but usually he struggles: he's missed four cuts and that top five is his only finish inside the top 60. He can expect to add to that meagre tally this weekend. On his opening nine he ticked red at 11, 14 and 18, but squared the 16th for a second day running. He then turned the front nine red, circling 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9. He's succeeded this week despite finding only 12 of 28 fairways and succesfully scrambling only twice in 10 tries.
Sep 2 - 7:20 AM

Ross Fisher rocketed up the leaderboard of the 98th PGA Championship following a 4-under-par 32-34=66 during the opening round.

The Englishman was clicking on all cylinders, tee-to-green, but struggled to find his putting stroke early on. After missing a 5'10" birdie attempt at the first, he also whiffed on a 4'2" par-saving attempt at the third. He didn't let that ruin his round, as great ball-striking (16 GIR) led to plenty of chances for redemption. That's exactly what he did, splashing home five birdies from outside nine feet including a 23'3" bomb at the par-4 second hole. The 35-year-old is making his seventh start at the PGA Championship, with just one finish inside the top 40 on his resume. If Fisher can continue to splash greens at an 89 percent clip then he'll easily add a second top 40 to that CV.
Jul 28 - 2:13 PM