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History = made.

Oliver Fisher has become the first player ever to break 60 on the European Tour, carding a magical 59 in today’s second round of the Portugal Masters.

The 30-year-old Englishman – the youngest Briton ever to win a card for the tour, when he did so in 2006 – went out in 28 and came home in 31 over the Victoria Course at Dom Pedro to write his name into the history books.

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“It feels great,” said Fisher told Sky Sports. “I started off the round great with three birdies and obviously kept it going. I could see you guys were out here and it was in the back of my mind all day, so I’m just pleased I two-putted there from 40 feet on the last.

“It was a great day. My caddie was great. It was very different to a couple of years ago on this green fighting to keep my card, so, in the back of mind, I was thinking, ‘You know what, things could be worse’. It was fun. I tried to enjoy it and thankfully I got over the line.”

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Fisher, the world No.287, improved on his opening round by 12 shots to hit the top of the leaderboard. He is looking to end a seven-year drought dating back to the 2011 Czech Masters – his most recent (and, to date, only) victory on the European Tour.

Fellow countryman Matt Wallace was on-hand with the Champagne as Fisher walked off the green.

Oliver Fisher Champagne

Fellow player were quick to add their congratulations on social media, including next week’s European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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