Golf – Portugal Masters ’18: Oliver Fisher Makes A Record In The First Round
In the European Tour history at the Portugal Masters, English golfer Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59.
The 30-year-old made 10 birdies and an eagle for a 12-under 2nd round in Vilamoura and simply passed up going even lower on the last hole.
5⃣9⃣ Oliver Fisher is on the brink of making European Tour history.
🤞He just needs one more birdie from his last three holes to card a 59!pic.twitter.com/K1Y3IQCAC5
— Sporting Life (@SportingLife) September 21, 2018
18 players have checked rounds of 60 on the European Tour, while Jim Furyk hit 58 on the PGA Tour in 2016.
Fisher, who hails from Chingford in Essex, saw his long birdie putt at the 18th, to tie with American Furyk’s mark, graze the hole.
When you’ve lost 4k in the last 24 hours, the “Joy” of Oliver Fisher’s imminent 59, equates to the “joy” of that 69 with the African brass on a stag do. We all know the one, back home and some intimidating spear shoved down the poor diseased chap.
— Joseph Cook (@JosephCook666) September 21, 2018
Fisher began with 3 birdies and afterward eagled the standard par-five 5th before including further picks up the 6th and 8th to achieve the turn in 28.
He birdied the following 3 holes, and picked up more shots on the 15th and 17th for the least round in the 46 long years of the European Tour.
Genuine 59 chance on the European Tour here. Oliver Fisher is -7 through 9 with two par-fives and a driveable par-four to come on the back, which is easier. Needs -5 from here.
— Ben Coley (@BenColeyGolf) September 21, 2018
Wow, that Oliver Fisher news would probably be mind blowing if you didn’t think golf was the pursuit of right wing nimrods in ugly trousers
— Jeremy Allen (@jeres) September 21, 2018
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