Ross Fisher
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
3
2
4
4
3
4
5
33
5
4
2
4
5
5
3
4
4
36
69
2
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
3
5
35
4
4
3
5
4
4
3
5
4
36
71
3
4
5
4
3
5
5
3
4
4
37
3
5
3
4
6
5
3
3
4
36
73
4
4
4
5
3
5
4
3
4
5
37
4
4
4
5
4
4
2
4
4
35
72
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
4
3
2
4
4
3
4
5
33
2
4
4
5
3
4
4
3
3
5
35
3
4
5
4
3
5
5
3
4
4
37
4
4
4
5
3
5
4
3
4
5
37
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
4
2
4
5
5
3
4
4
36
69
2
4
4
3
5
4
4
3
5
4
36
71
3
3
5
3
4
6
5
3
3
4
36
73
4
4
4
4
5
4
4
2
4
4
35
72
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
1
0
1
4
Birdies
4
4
2
4
14
16
Pars
13
11
10
10
44
20
Bogeys
1
3
5
4
13
7
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
0
0
22
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
31
28
33
34
32
1
Putts per GIR
1.8
1.7
1.92
1.93
1.84
6
Greens in regulation
83.33 %
55.56 %
72.22 %
83.33 %
73.61 %
3
Sand Saves
0/0
1/1
1/1
1/1
3/3

Born: 22 November 1980.

Turned pro: 2004.

Country: England.

Family: Wife - Joanne. Children - Eve, Harry.

Special interests: Cars, movies.

Career highlights: Claimed his first European Tour victory in the 2007 KLM Open, and has gone on to win five times on the European Tour. Won the Irish Open in 2010 to book his place on the European Ryder Cup team that year. In 2009 he at one stage led in all four of the Major championships that year.

2015 highlights: A solid season in which he finished tied fifth in the European Open and tied third in the WGC-HSBC Champions.

2015 Majors: The Masters - DNP. The US Open - DNP. The Open - T68. The PGA Championship - MC.

NGC record: Fourth appearance. 2009 - 3, 2010 - 5, 2014 - 2.

Story

England's Ross Fisher makes his fourth appearance in the Nedbank Golf Challenge and with a very impressive record in "Africa's Major".

In his three previous appearances Fisher has finished third, fifth and second last year.

And it's no wonder he has an affinity for South Africa, for it was here that he resurrected his career.

In 2014, Fisher won the Tshwane Open, and did so by playing the kind of golf he felt was similar to when he was contending in Majors and playing in the Ryder Cup.

The affable Englishman had a five-stroke lead on the Saturday night of the tournament and reflected on just how important such a victory would be to his career as he sought to regain the form that saw him once ranked 17th in the world, finish fifth in the 2009 US Open, tied 13th in the 2009 Open Championship and make the European team for the 2010 Ryder Cup.

"I feel like I'm playing as good as I ever have, probably similar to when I was contending in Majors and getting myself into the Ryder Cup team. If I were to win here it would be a massive confidence boost and a step in the right direction," Fisher said that Saturday.

"My primary goal is to get back in the top 50. I've been there before and I feel like I belong there."

He did win on that weekend in March. Fisher claimed his first victory in almost four years when he won the Tshwane Open by three strokes.

It was his first win on the European Tour since 2010, and ended a lengthy slump for one of the most talented golfers in the game.

And it was a timely boost for a man who never stopped believing in himself.

"You see guys like Henrik Stenson who got to the top of the game, disappeared, came back, disappeared, and now he's back where he belongs. You see guys like that come through adversity, drift off and come back. Lee Westwood is another one. I wouldn't say my slump was anywhere near as drastic as theirs, but I've missed being in the top 50 and playing in the Majors and that's where I want to be. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction for me."

It certainly did spark a revival in his game in 2014, and he came close to another title when he lost a playoff for the BMW Masters to Germany's Marcel Siem.

This year, Fisher has enjoyed four top-10s on the European Tour, most notably a third-place finish in the WGC-HSBC Champions to book his place in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

And it was this finish that reminded Fisher again why he plays this game.

"I've been there before and I learned from those experiences, and it's just nice to be in the mix in such a big tournament. I've missed the buzz, the adrenaline, and that's what we live to play this game for. We want to be in the mix."