Ross Fisher, England

Since joining the European Tour in 2006, English professional golfer Ross Fisher has established himself among the world's most well-known players despite failing to enjoy the same achievements as many of his peers.

The 31-year-old player has four Tour victories under his belt, with the last coming at the 2010 Irish Open, where he beat Ireland's Padraig Harrington by two strokes to take the coveted crown.

During the competition, Fisher equalled the 18-under-par score of 266 enjoyed by Scottish professional Colin Montgomerie on the course years before to take the £415,973 prize fund and earn himself a spot in that year's winning Ryder Cup team.

The talented player managed to recover after losing the six-stroke lead he held during the third round by responding to his closest rival with a 65 to take his fourth European Tour title by just two shots.

"A Ryder Cup debut has been my goal this year and there's still going to be some changes and shifting around in the qualifying table," he commented after his win.

Last year, the family-oriented player donated his prize money from the WGC-Bridgetone Invitational to the Killarney hospital in Ireland to thank members of staff for their efforts after his baby son Harry was taken ill.

The four-month-old was unwell during Fisher's attempted defence of the Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, while the player spent the following days at his bedside.

Fortunately, the baby made a full recovery and was given the all-clear by doctors after being diagnosed with a virus, but Fisher went the extra mile by donating the entirety of his $35,000 (£25,000) winnings to the establishment.

Born in Ascot, Berkshire in November 1980, Fisher spent much of his life practicing on the famous Wentworth Golf Club course in Surrey - which is the location of the European Tour's administrative headquarters.

After attending Charters School near Wentworth, the talented player earned his tour card by finishing 18th on the Challenge Tour's money list in 2005. His opening season saw him win a Jaguar as part of a nearest to the pin competition at the 2006 Quinn Direct British Masters.

He has enjoyed victories at the 2007 KLM Open, 2008 European Open and the 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he beat US opponent Anthony Kim, as well as his victory at the 3 Irish Open in 2010.

More recently, the Englishman announced he would join a number of his peers at Nike Golf after signing a multi-year contract with the sportswear company that will see him dressed in the brand's apparel and using its equipment.

Career Wins
2010 – 3 Irish Open
2009 – Volvo World Match play Championship 2008
2008 - The European Open
2007 – The KLM Open

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