Oliver Fisher has become the first golfer to shoot 59 on the European Tour
Oliver Fisher Shoots European Tour’s First Ever 59
Oliver Fisher has become the first golfer to shoot 59 on the European Tour.
The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle on route to a 12 under par total in round two of the Portugal Masters on the par-71 Dom Pedro Victoria course in Vilamoura.
Whilst the PGA Tour has seen 10 rounds sub-60, this was the European Tour’s first.
Watch: Hear what Fisher had to say after his historic 59
Fisher began the day at level par after an opening 71 but was out in seven under par thanks to five birdies and an eagle on his opening nine.
Watch: Fisher’s clutch par save on 16 kept the dream alive, he would birdie the par-5 next
The 30-year-old then began his back nine birdie-birdie-birdie to reach 10 under after 12 holes and further birdies at the 15th and 17th meant he needed to par the last for 59.
A beautiful drive, iron shot to 30 feet and two putts secured history – and his putt for 58 came very, very close!
Watch: Fisher two-putts the last for a 59
Tour Pros including world number one Justin Rose and Thomas Bjorn congratulated Fisher on social media:
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Oliver Fisher’s only European Tour win came in 2011 at the Czech Open, although he will fancy his chances to pick up trophy number two in Portugal this week.
He currently ranks 287th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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