Finally! Oliver Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history (and it could have been even better)
Oliver Fisher’s putt on No. 18 at the Portugal Masters caught the left edge of the cup and just slipped out. He muttered something, disappointed. And then he tapped in for a 59: the lowest round in European Tour history.
— ?59 on the European Tour? (@EuropeanTour) September 21, 2018
Fisher, who is ranked No. 287 in the world, got off to a hot start with five birdies and an eagle in a front-nine 28. Then he birdied 10, 11 and 12 to get to 10 under, on certain 59 watch at the par-71 layout.
Fisher added a birdie at the short par-4 15th and one more at the par-5 17th to get to 12 under. All that remained was the par-4 18th. He hit his approach shot just inside 40 feet and nearly holed his putt, which caught a part of the cup but just stayed out.
In the end, Fisher’s round consisted of 10 birdies, an eagle and seven pars. It was a bit out of nowhere for the Brit, whose last four starts on the Euro Tour went MC, MC, T71, MC.
There have been 19 rounds of 60 on the European Tour. Now, there’s one 59 to top them all.