Oliver Fisher

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Oliver Fisher
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Oliver James Fisher
Born (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 26)
Chingford, London, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12.7 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Chigwell, Essex, England
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2014
The Open Championship T32: 2013
PGA Championship DNP

Oliver James Fisher (born 13 September 1988) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Fisher was born in Chingford, London. He was a winner of the Faldo Series, Nick Faldo's development programme for young golfers, in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and as such was regarded as one of the best prospects of his generation. In 2005 he became the youngest player to take part in the Walker Cup.[1]

In late 2006, while still an amateur, Fisher entered the European Tour's qualifying school. He finished fifth to become the youngest Briton to win a tour card and immediately turned professional. He made the cut at his first five European Tour events and ended the season just outside the top 100 on the 2007 Order of Merit to retain his card for 2008. A solid 2008 season which included a runner-up finish at the MAPFRE Open de Andalucía by Valle Romano, where he lost out in a playoff with Thomas Levet, saw him finish in 51st place on the Order of Merit.

Fisher was coached from 9 years old until January 2009 by PGA Advanced Professional Chris Jenkins who is co-owner of Crowlands Heath Golf Club.

The 2009 season proved a struggle for Fisher as he finished 125th on the Race To Dubai standings and therefore lost his European Tour Card, and failed to gain it back at qualifying school. Nevertheless Fisher received a number of starts and sponsors invites in 2010, and a run of 4 consecutive top ten finishes in the early part of the season gave Fisher the momentum to successfully re-establish himself and regain full playing rights for the 2011 season.

Fisher endured an horrific start to the 2011 season missing 20 of his first 21 cuts before back-to-back made cuts in Sweden at the Nordea Masters and the Irish Open. In his very next tournament on the European Tour, Fisher won his maiden tour title at the Czech Open in August. He entered the final round tied for the lead and shot a closing 69 to win by two strokes from Mikael Lundberg.[2] Fisher had started the tournament way down at 224th on the Race to Dubai and was in danger of losing his card, but the victory earned him a two year tour exemption.

At the end of 2012, Fisher entered the PGA Tour Qualifying School and reached the final stage. However, he missed qualifying by just one stroke over six rounds. This was the last time that the Qualifying School provided a chance for players to qualify for the main PGA Tour, rather than the Web.com Tour.[3] He remained on the European Tour for 2013.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 21 Aug 2011 Czech Open -13 (71-67-68-69=279) 2 strokes Sweden Mikael Lundberg

European Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2008 MAPFRE Open de Andalucia France Thomas Levet Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2014 Africa Open South Africa Thomas Aiken Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fisher eyes bright future". BBC Sport. 10 August 2005. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Fisher wins maiden European Tour title". European Tour. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.golfchannel.com/tours/pga-tour/2012/pga-tour-qualifying-tournament/

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