This towering champion golfer is born on November 22, 1980. Standing at 1.90 meters, Ross Fisher is an imposing figure on the green. A native of Ascot, England, his home course is of course the famous Wentworth Golf Club located in Surrey, England, where one can find the administrative headquarters of the European Tour.
Fisher has been a professional golfer for four years, turning pro in 2004. It was not until 2006, however, that he earned his membership in the European Tour; he achieved this by finishing in 18th place in the money list of the Challenge Tour in 2005.
Fisher is deemed as the next big thing in Golf, as his career is marked with many golfing achievements. In his first season on the European Tour in 2006, Fisher took a Jaguar home as a prize for winning a “nearest to the pin contest” in the Quinn Direct British Masters. By the next year, 2007, Fisher made history by winning the KLM Open with one mere stroke against Joost Luiten. The very same year, Fisher was sponsored by the Jumeirah Golf Estates, which is the premier residential golfing community of Dubai. This was prompted by his halfway lead in the Dubai dessert Classic held in February. Not surprisingly, Fisher was ranked as the 43rd best player on the Order of Merit that year.
This year, 2008, is equally great for this English golfer, as his start for the season is coming in potent, bagging second place at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai after Phil Mickelson. Fisher bounced back with perfect form however, at the European Open held in July 2008, where he won the championship title. Fisher married his wife Joanne in 2007. So far, Fisher has 4 professional victories, all of which were won on the European Tour and not the PGA Tour. In 2009, Fisher won the very first Volvo World Match Play Championship, defeating Anthony Kim. A year later, he also played at the 2010 Ryder Cup for the European team, which won back the trophy from the United States in October of the said year.
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