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Oliver Fisher becomes the first golfer to shoot a 59 in European Tour history

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You would hardly have known how historic the moment was with the nonchalant way Oliver Fisher tapped in his par putt on the 18th hole at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on Friday. Only a few seconds later did the 30-year-old Englishman reveal a wry smile and a look that showed he knew just what he had accomplished.

Nineteen times golfers have shot 60 on the European Tour, but famously never a 59 until Fisher capped a remarkable round under perfect playing conditions at the Portgual Masters.

Fisher put himself in position for something special by playing the front nine on the Arnold Palmer-designed course in Vilamoura, Portugal, in seven-under 28, with five birdies and an eagle.

“I obviously knew I was in with a shout of shooting a low one when I made a good start,” said Fisher, who posted an even-par 71 during Thursday’s opening round. “It was important to keep reminding myself that I was out there to have some fun, enjoy it, and not get too tentative. When you've got a good round going, it's easy to do that.”

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Fisher kept the momentum going with birdies on the 10th, 11th and 12th holes to get to 10 under, needing just two more birdies on the final six holes for the magic number.

He got one of them on the par-4 15th, and the other on the par-5 17th. But in between came arguably the biggest moment of the round. Fisher missed the green on the par-4 16th, but saved a par from 20 feet.

Needing par on the home hole, Fisher split the fairway with his drive and hit his approach to roughly 40 feet. He then nearly jumped 59 and went right to a 58, just missing his birdie attempt.

Ranked 287th in the world, Fisher entered the tournament 72nd in the Race to Dubai, his tour card for 2019 seemingly in hand. That hasn’t always been the case for the former Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player, whose lone European Tour win came in 2011 at the Czech Open.

“Very different to a couple of years ago on this green,” Fisher said, “when I was fighting to keep my card. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking, ‘You know what, things could be worse.’ It was fun, I tried to enjoy it.”

The 12-under performance jumped Fisher into a share of the lead midway through the day with Australia's Lucas Hebert. Fisher's best finish this season is a runner-up showing at the Qatar Masters.

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Oliver Fisher has become the first golfer to shoot 59 on the European Tour.

The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle on route to a 12 under par total in round two of the Portugal Masters on the par-71 Dom Pedro Victoria course in Vilamoura.

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Fisher began the day at level par after an opening 71 but was out in seven under par thanks to five birdies and an eagle on his opening nine.

Watch: Fisher's clutch par save on 16 kept the dream alive, he would birdie the par-5 next

The 30-year-old then began his back nine birdie-birdie-birdie to reach 10 under after 12 holes and further birdies at the 15th and 17th meant he needed to par the last for 59.

A beautiful drive, iron shot to 30 feet and two putts secured history - and his putt for 58 came very, very close!

Watch: Fisher two-putts the last for a 59

Tour Pros including world number one Justin Rose and Thomas Bjorn congratulated Fisher on social media:

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Oliver Fisher's only European Tour win came in 2011 at the Czech Open, although he will fancy his chances to pick up trophy number two in Portugal this week.

He currently ranks 287th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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Playing at the Portugal Masters the 30-year-old started the second round on level par but ended the day in a tie for the lead on 12-under. Fisher’s bogey-free round of 59 include one eagle, ten birdies and seven pars.

Speaking after his stunning round, Fisher told the European Tour website : “It feels great. I started off the round great with three straight birdies and then kept it going. I saw that you guys were out here and it was in the back of my mind all day.

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“I’m just pleased that I two-putted there from 40-foot 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. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking ‘do you know what? Things could be worse’.

“It was fun, I tried to enjoy it and thankfully I got over the line.”

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn called it a “special moment” while world No.1 and fellow Englishman Justin Rose said Fisher’s achievement was “awesome”.

Since the European Tour was formed in 1972 more than 690,000 rounds have been played. Only 19 players had recorded a round of 60 before Fisher’s 59 in Portugal.

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England's Oliver Fisher celebrates after shooting a round of 59 in Vilamoura

Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history on day two of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.

The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 12-under-par effort to at last break the barrier, with 18 players having previously recorded official rounds of 60.

There have been 10 sub-60 rounds recorded on the PGA Tour, with Jim Furyk registering both a 58 and a 59. The most recent one came from Brandt Snedeker at last month's Wyndham Championship.

Fisher started with three birdies and then eagled the par-five fifth before adding further gains on the sixth and eighth to turn in 28.

Oliver Fisher celebrates with his scorecard after carding the first round of 59 in European Tour history

He birdied the 10th and 11th and when he got on the green at the par-five 12th in two and made a third birdie in a row, he was 10 under for the day.

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The 30-year-old got up and down from the side of the driveable par-four 15th for another birdie but needed to hole a 20-footer to save par at the par-three next after leaving his tee shot a long way from the hole.

He got on the par-five 17th in two and another birdie meant a routine par up the last sealed his place in the history books.

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"It feels great," Fisher told Sky Sports Golf . "I started off the round great with three straight birdies and then kept it going. I saw that you guys were out here and it was in the back of my mind all day.

"I'm just pleased that I two-putted there from 40 feet on the last.

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"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. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking 'do 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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ALBUFEIRA, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 21:  Oliver Fisher of England celebrates after finishing with a round of 59, the first 59 scored on the European Tour during Day Two of the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on September 21, 2018 in Albufeira, Portugal.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

ALBUFEIRA, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 21: Oliver Fisher of England celebrates after finishing with a round of 59, the first 59 scored on the European Tour during Day Two of the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on September 21, 2018 in Albufeira, Portugal. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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After 46 years, the European Tour finally has its first round of 59.

English golfer Oliver Fisher was sprayed with champagne beside the 18th green after two-putting for par from 40 feet to complete a 12-under round containing an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course at the Portugal Masters on Friday.

It was the first sub-60 round on the European Tour. There have officially been 10 on the PGA TOUR, with one of them a 58 by Jim Furyk in 2016 at the Travelers Championship.

"I obviously knew I was in with a shout of shooting a low one when I made a good start," said Fisher, who reached the turn in 28 after five birdies and an eagle at the par-5 fifth hole at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura.

"It was important to keep reminding myself that I was out there to have some fun, enjoy it, and not get too tentative. When you've got a good round going, it's easy to do that."

He birdied Nos. 10-12, then No. 15, before saving par with a 20-foot putt at the 16th. He tapped in for birdie from three feet at No. 17 and held his nerve down the last, hitting his tee shot down the middle of the fairway and safely finding the green with his approach.

"Very different to a couple of years ago on this green," Fisher said beside No. 18, "when I was fighting to keep my card. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking, `You know what, things could be worse.' It was fun, I tried to enjoy it."

There have been 19 rounds of 60 on the European Tour. Eighteen players have done so, with Darren Clarke achieving it twice.

The 59 left Fisher leading the tournament midway through the second round. His only title came in 2011 at the Czech Open.

"A special moment for such a special guy," tweeted Thomas Bjorn, Europe's Ryder Cup captain. "Couldn't be prouder of you."

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Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history

There have been 10 sub-60 rounds on the PGA Tour, but there had never been one on the European Tour in more than 680,000 rounds.

That all changed Friday when England’s Oliver Fisher shot a bogey-free, 12-under 59 in the second round of the Portugal Masters.

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Incredibly, 19 golfers had shot 60 on the European Tour, but they all failed to hit the magic number. Fisher didn’t.

“It feels great,” Fisher said as he got doused with champagne as he completed his round. “I started off the round great … It [shooting 59] was in the back of my mind all day.”

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Fisher had three birdies and an eagle in the first five holes and made the turn at 28. He birdied his first three holes on the back nine to get to 10 under. After a birdie at 15, a 20-foot par-saving putt at 16 and another birdie at 17, he was a 12 under and only needed a par at 18 to shoot 59, which he accomplished by two-putting from 40 feet.

“I’m just pleased that I two-putted there from 40 feet on the last,” Fisher said. “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. I had that in the back of my mind, thinking, ‘Do you know what? Things could be worse.

“It was fun, I tried to enjoy it and thankfully I got over the line.”

Fisher shares the 36-hole lead with Lucas Herbert, who shot a second-round 4-under 67, and Eddie Pepperell, who shot a second-round 5-under 66, with a two-day total of 12-under 130.

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Oliver Fisher continued a staggering period for Mizuno on tour – carding the first round of 59 on the European Tour with his MP-18 irons.

There had been 19 rounds of 60 but the sub-60 barrier had yet to be broken in over 680,000 rounds. Fisher’s 59 included ten birdies and an eagle in a bogey-free 12 under par.

“It feels great,” he said “I started off the round great with three straight birdies and then kept it going. I saw that you guys were out here and it was in the back of my mind all day.  I’m just pleased that I two-putted there from 40-foot on the last.” Oliver Fisher.

Fisher’s win added to a sequence of wins for Mizuno irons (many by non contracted players) – including consecutive US Open’s (2017/18) and the 2018 PGA Championship.

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59 Watch: Rounds of 59 or better in professional golf

In the history of professional golf, 38 players have shot rounds of 59 or better in a tournament on a major tour.

The lowest score in the history of profesional golf is 58, shot on the Canadian Tour (Jason Bohn), Japan Golf Tour (Ryo Ishikawa), the Web.com Tour (Stephan Jaeger) and the PGA Tour (Jim Furyk), Korean PGA (Kim Seong-hyeon), Challenge Tour (Alejandro del Rey) and LIV Golf (Bryson DeChambeau) once each.

Every other sub-60 round as been a 59. There is just one 59 in LPGA Tour history, and that belongs to Annika Sorenstam.

The only major tour without a single sub-60 round is the Legends Tour, formerly known as the European Seniors Tour.

Here's a look at those players, when and where they shot those rounds and how those rounds compared to their competition that week.

Round of 59 or better by category

Sub-60 rounds by tour:

  • PGA Tour -- 12
  • Korn Ferry/Web.com Tour -- 13
  • Japan Tour -- 3
  • European Challenge Tour -- 3
  • PGA Tour Canada -- 3
  • PGA Tour Champions -- 2
  • LIV Golf -- 2
  • LPGA Tour -- 1
  • DP World Tour -- 1
  • Asian Tour -- 1
  • PGA Tour Latinoamerica -- 1
  • European Seniors Tour -- 0
  • Australasian Tour -- 0

Sub-60 rounds by round:

  • First round -- 9
  • Second round -- 17
  • Third round -- 4
  • Fourth round -- 8
  • Fifth round -- 1

Sub-60 rounds by par:

  • Par 70 -- 10
  • Par 71 -- 18
  • Par 72 -- 11

Players who shot 59 who won that tournament:

Rounds of 59 or better in professional golf history

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The Cork -born singer (31) placed sixth at the annual singing competition, which took place earlier in the month, with their gothic song Doomsday Blue.

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PGA European Tour's Louis de Jager Goes Shirtless to Play Shot Out of Water

"Is this really necessary?" a commentator joked during coverage of the Soudal Open in Schilde, Belgium

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It was not hot out there, but that hardly stopped golfer Louis de Jager from nearly taking off all his clothes.

The South African player, 37, doffed his shirt and unbuckled his pants to play through the 13th hole after his ball landed on the muddy shore of a pond at the DP World Tour’s Soudal Open in Schilde, Belgium on Friday, May 24.

De Jager’s strategy — seemingly more about saving his outfit than retaining his dignity — was not lost on the commentators, who hilariously shared their own opinions.

“The shirt’s off, the belt’s undone. Is this really necessary?” a broadcaster asked his partner. Tje other analyst then replied, “He obviously doesn’t want to get mud on his shirt, so yes.”

In footage from the tournament , de Jager then hit the ball out of the near-hazard, to cheers from the gallery. While mud went flying, none seemed to hit the golfer, who then looked down quizzically at his pristine golfing glove.

The ball, meanwhile, ended up on the fairway a good distance away. But that didn’t stop the commentators from lending their expertise. “I mean, I think personally if you’re gonna go as far as that, you might as well take the trousers off, the shoes off, the socks off and everything,” one said.

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De Jager’s shirtless exploits did little to derail his round , even though he did land in the drink on the next hole. The athlete saved par and then went on to birdie the next three. 

The golfer finished the round at -2 (69) — and is -6 for the tournament — which moved him into a tie for 23rd place.

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Travis Kelce Will Continue to Support Taylor Swift at Overseas Shows: They’ve Had a ‘Wonderful Time in Europe’ (Exclusive)

Travis Kelce is ready to continue traveling across Europe after taking in the views with Taylor Swift while on her Eras Tour .

“He wants to support her as much as he can while he can, so he’s going to [go] back and forth from the U.S. to Europe while he has the time,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly , adding that the couple have had a “wonderful time in Europe so far.”

The insider went on to note that “for now, [Travis] can arrange his schedule to be with [Taylor]” ahead of the 2024-2025 NFL season , which he and his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, will kick off with a September 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens at their home field, Arrowhead Stadium.

The source tells Us there’s “one thing” Kelce and Swift, both 34, “plan to do more of” when he once again joins her across the pond: “home and décor shopping.”

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“They love going antique shopping and she’s been helping him pick out some things for his new house in Kansas,” the insider shares.

Swift’s Eras Tour kickstarted their romance as Kelce tried — and failed — to give her a friendship bracelet with his number on it at one of her July 2023 Kansas City performances. The two privately connected before Swift confirmed romance rumors by cheering on Kelce at a September 2023 Chiefs game .

Swift began the European leg of the tour in Paris earlier this month, during which she added a new section to the show featuring songs from her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department . Among the track list additions is the song “So High School,” one of many tunes Swifties have speculated is about Kelce .

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift Have Had Wonderful Time in Europe so Far

The number, which serves as an outro to Swift’s performance of “But Daddy I Love Him,” had several nods to Kelce . In addition to the stage’s steps and screen featuring projections to look like bleachers and stadium lights, eagle-eyed fans noticed the song’s choreography incorporates some of Kelce’s touchdown dances .

Kelce watched her perform the song live for himself at her May 12 Paris show , which just so happened to be her 87th concert on the tour (the same number as his Chiefs jersey). Attendees spotted the athlete singing along with Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper at the show, as well as filming with his camera flash on and cupping his hands on his mouth during the song “Vigilante S–t.” (Not to mention, Swift subtly shouted out the Chiefs by sporting their team colors on some of her new costumes.)

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“ I had a blast at Tay’s show. Her new rendition of The Eras Tour, I suggest everybody go see it,” Travis gushed on the May 15 episode of his and his brother Jason Kelce ’s “New Heights” podcast . “It has her new Tortured Poets Department [album], a handful of those songs in the new show, which means there’s a new segment and new lights and new dancing, new everything to the f–king show. I suggest everybody get out there and see [her]. It is absolutely unbelievable.”

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In addition to spending time in Paris, Travis and Swift recently enjoyed a short romantic getaway to Lake Como, Italy . Travis traveled back to the U.S. for his second annual Kelce Jam music festival last weekend, at which he named “So High School” as one of his favorite Swift songs .

Swift, meanwhile, followed up her Paris performances by traveling to Stockholm, Sweden. The tour will stop in Lisbon, Portugal, next before hitting more countries and concluding the European leg in London in August. Swift will return to the U.S. for more shows in Florida, Louisiana and Indiana this fall before wrapping up the tour with Canada shows in November and December.

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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Sets Demand for European Flights Soaring

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Miley Cyrus may have been the one to hop off the plane at LAX with a dream and a cardigan, but Taylor Swift is inspiring a notable spike in air travel to Europe this Memorial Day weekend and beyond with her overseas Eras Tour stops.

Thanks in part to the more numerous stops and more stringent ticket resale laws in Europe, many Americans are heading abroad to catch the latest iteration of Swift’s Eras Tour, which boyfriend Travis Kelce (an unbiased source to be sure) heartily endorsed last week after taking in the final night of her Paris stopover .

“I had a blast at Tay’s show,” he said on his podcast, New Heights . “Her new rendition of the Eras Tour, I suggest everyone go see it. It has her new Tortured Poets Department , a few songs, a handful of those songs in the new show, which means there’s a new segment and new lights and new, like, dancing and new everything to the fucking show, so. I suggest everybody get out there and see it, it was absolutely unbelievable, I enjoyed every bit of it.”

According to a press release of data from United Airlines, this is their busiest-ever Memorial Day weekend, with tickets from the U.S. to Lisbon and Madrid around Swift’s shows in the cities about 25 percent more in demand this year than the same time in 2023. The flight numbers look to be soaring for the rest of the summer too: Flights are about 45 percent more in demand from the U.S. to Milan when Swift heads there in July, and 40 percent more passengers heading to for Munich later that month compared to last year.

Last summer, the Eras Tour’s first U.S. leg generated more than $5 billion in consumer spending, by expert estimates , and her European dates seem poised to carry the spending trend forward, perhaps even exceeding it thanks to fans making a vacation out of the concert, as well as second-time audience members eager to take in Swift’s additions since the release of The Tortured Poets Department in April.

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