The 15th edition of the BMW PGA Championship doesn’t end until tomorrow, but the shot of the tournament is already clear. With a 4 iron, Ross Fisher circled his ball on the 478-metre 18th hole (par 5) into the hole with his second shot. The 38-year-old’s reward for the albatross rarely seen in golf is the hybrid sports car BMW i8 Roadster Rosso Corsa.
“I was just trying to hit it just a little bit right of the pin, and actually tugged it a little bit left. I wasn’t sure whether it was going to the flag and sort of looked away. The crowd’s reaction told the rest of the story, the massive roars and cheers. To win the BMW i8 is still a bit shocking. Just surreal,” said Fisher, after receiving the keys to his new dream car. “This is our Flagship Event, our most prestigious tournament to play in all year round, so it’s pretty cool.”
In the history of the BMW PGA Championship, only Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2009) and Tommy Fleetwood (2012) have previously achieved an albatross, both of them on the fourth hole. However, no player has ever achieved this feat on the last hole before.
But Fisher is not the first professional to leave the Wentworth Club as the proud owner of a new vehicle. James Morrison (ENG, 2016, BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition, Scott Jamieson (SCO, 2016, BMW M2 Coupé), Chris Wood (ENG, 2015, BMW i8) and Andrew “Beef” Johnston (ENG, 2015, BMW M4 Coupé) have all won the BMW Hole-in-One Award.