Ross Fisher has been trying to get back into the European Tour’s upper echelons since he made his Ryder Cup debut in 2010. Recent performances hint he’s on his way back.
The long-hitting Englishman makes a return to the Masters courtesy of jumping into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. A quarterfinal appearance in the WGC–Dell Technologies Match Play moved the 36-year-old to 49th in the world, from 53rd. He will play Augusta National in less than two weeks for the first time since 2012.
(Hideto Tanihara, who finished fourth at the Match Play, Jeunghun Wang and Tommy Fleetwood also earned their Masters invites via the world’s top 50 on Monday.)
Fisher has five European Tour wins, but hasn’t found the winner’s circle since the 2014 Tshwane Open. Although he’s been a perennial European Tour top-60 player since 2007, Fisher has struggled to replicate the form that saw him finish sixth and fourth on the 2008 and 2009 money lists, respectively.
Fisher also finished third at the WGC-Mexico Championship and T-19 in Abu Dhabi. He’s currently third on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
Looks like Ross is aiming to be the Fisher King once again.