Ross Fisher just misses record-shattering round of 59 as fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton clings on to win the Dunhill Links Championship

ROSS FISHER just missed out on a  document-breaking 59 as fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton gained the  Dunhill Links Championship.

Fisher fired an historic sixty one at St Andrews —  the lowest aggressive rating ever recorded  at the residence of golf in its one hundred forty four-yr historical past.

 Ross Fisher landed an historic 61 at St Andrews but still came second

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Ross Fisher landed an historic sixty one at St Andrews however nonetheless got here second

However he was pressured to accept runner-up behind Hatton for the second yr operating.

Fisher, 36, might take  comfort from  making a struggle of a event that would have grow to be a victory procession for Hatton.

His solely blemish got here when he missed a 3-footer  on the 18th that may have left him with a 60.

Hatton’s sheer brilliance stored Fisher at bay.

The defending champion added a six-beneath sixty six to his earlier rounds of sixty eight, sixty five and sixty five to set a event report of 24 underneath.

He was bogey-free for the ultimate fifty five holes to turn into the first participant to retain the title. He stated: “What a round by Fish — he pushed me all the means and I used to be completely happy to recover from the line.

 Tyrrell Hatton won the  Dunhill Links Championship

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Tyrrell Hatton gained the  Dunhill Links Championship
 Ross Fisher was forced to settle for runner-up behind Tyrrell Hatton

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Ross Fisher was pressured to accept runner-up behind Tyrrell Hatton

"I didn’t see a leaderboard till the sixteenth and once I noticed Ross was  21 beneath it made the tee shot on the seventeenth, the Street Gap, more durable.

“It’s one of the hardest holes we play. So it was good to make par there.

“I had a great cushion enjoying 18.

“I can’t wait to get again right here subsequent yr and check out for the hat-trick.”

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 Ross Fisher scored the lowest competitive score ever recorded  at the home of golf

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Ross Fisher scored the lowest aggressive rating ever recorded  at the residence of golf
 Ross Fisher was able to drink his success in Scotland

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Ross Fisher was in a position to drink his success in Scotland

Fisher had no regrets after setting off eight again.

He stated: “Sadly Tyrrell was too far forward.

“I managed to give him a  little bit to take into consideration  coming down the stretch. All credit score to him.”

The ultimate round was a birdie bonanza, with 30 rounds of sixty eight or much less.

 Tyrrell Hatton was bogey-free for the final 55 holes to become the first player to retain the title

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Tyrrell Hatton was bogey-free for the ultimate fifty five holes to develop into the first participant to retain the title

That led to 9-time Main winner Gary Participant tweeting: “It’s fairly unhappy to see the Previous Course of St Andrews introduced to her knees by today’s ball and gear.”

One participant who missed out was Rory McIlroy.

He fired a disappointing degree-par seventy two to end in a  tie for 63rd place on 4 underneath.

ROSS FISHER just missed out on a  document-breaking 59 as fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton gained the  Dunhill Links Championship.