He’s had six consecutive years inside the top 10 on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, and Trevor Fisher Jnr is currently lying 18th on the 2016 list after playing just three events in South Africa so far this year.
The reason for this limited local schedule is, of course, because Fisher earned European Tour playing rights with his win in last year’s Africa Open at East London Golf Club, and he continues to ply his trade on that circuit as he and four other South Africans tee it up in this week’s Hero Indian Open.
The other four are Keith Horne, Shaun Norris, Jbe’ Kruger and Ulrich van den Berg – and they are joined by veteran Sunshine Tour member Adilson Da Silva of Brazil.
It was a solid debut season in Europe for Fisher, finishing as he did in 65th on the Race to Dubai listings, just outside a place in the Final Series. In addition to his win, he also had a share of third in the Portugal Masters to show for his efforts.
He had a good start to 2016 with a share of eighth in the BMW South African Open Championship, of 13th in the Joburg Open and of 16th in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He’s currently in 60th in the Race to Dubai, and he needs to keep himself in the money in India this week – for a start – to give himself a shot at making the lucrative Final Series, which this year includes the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
He has nine victories on the Sunshine Tour, including that one from East London last year, and another on The European Tour in New Delhi this week would come in handy.