Ross Fisher breaks scoring record at St. Andrews and it could've been even better
The Old Course has a new record-holder, and it's not necessarily a household name
It was a bad week for historic golf courses in Scotland at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. First, Tommy Fleetwoodon Friday in Round 2. Then, Ross Fisher shot a 61 at the Old Course at St. Andrews on Sunday to break the previous record of 62.
The kicker here? He three-putted the final hole for the 11-under 61. That's right, Ross Fisher had a putt for 59 at the Old Course, but he ended up needing three.
"I'm gutted I missed that one on the last but it's just one of those days as I felt like I was playing alright but I'm not going to complain too much with a 61," Fisher told BBC. "When you get St. Andrews on a day like this, it's definitely bearable, but you still have to hit the shots. I got off to a fast start and managed to make some good putts early on."
Despite the 61, Fisher could not catch Tyrrell Hatton, who successfully defended his Dunhill Links crown from 2016 with a 66 on the final day to win by three.
"Just wanted to come out here and put in a good performance, and if I could, try and repeat last year finishing tied second," Fisher said. "Looks like I'll finish second on my own. Unfortunately Tyrrell was too far ahead. I managed to give him a little bit to think about coming down the stretch."
Still, it was a momentous day for Fisher who can now say that in the Old Course's 260ish-year history, nobody has ever shot better than he did on Sunday at the Dunhill Links.
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