The European tour's best went low at the iconic Old Course at St. Andrews during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday, but one golf legend tweeted that it's "sad" to see the Home of Golf defeated by modern equipment.
Starting the day eight strokes back of eventual victor Tyrell Hatton, Fisher opened with seven birdies on the front nine to turn in 29, then made four straight birdies on Nos.
"I felt like I saw the lines on the greens, had a really good score and knew I was playing for second because Tyrrell was nearly too far in front".
Yet although Fisher made history, he was only second for the second year in a row, and it was Hatton who took the £595,000 first prize, taking his winnings in this event in two years to a cool £1.2 million.
'It felt so much harder than past year.
"I think that those kinds of rounds get the attention of a lot of people and make them wonder if something's out of balance and if the skill factor has changed", Shackelford said.More news: Disneyland has eerie orange glow as wildfires burn miles away
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"I played baseball for two years, and even went to Japan".
Gary Player spoke out Sunday about technological advances to the golf ball and equipment after Ross Fisher torched The Old Course at St. Andrews to the tune of a new course record.
"Unfortunately Tyrrell was too far ahead, but maybe I managed to give him a little bit to think about coming down the stretch".
Howell finished in tied 162nd place with a score for the tournament of 14 over-par.
McIlroy will now take three months off before returning to competition in mid-January.
After playing the front nine bogey free for the third straight day, Steele grabbed the lead and then recovered from a couple of bogeys with crucial birdies at the par-five 16th and 18th holes. Eleven shots off the lead, McIlroy is likely to finish a season without a victory for just the second time in his pro career. A par on the 16th hole, followed by a nifty up-and-down par save on the 17th (see below) left Fisher needing to eagle the drivable par-4 18th to break 60. "It's great to be back and I'm enjoying my first defence". Dubuisson finished with a 63 and was third, seven shots off Hatton. "That's what I'm going to concentrate on from now until the end of the year". I was just trying to get whatever points I could - and I played right to that level where you could just barely miss.