Fisher lines up helicopter for dash to baby's birth
Wednesday 15 July 2009
A helicopter and a private jet remain on standby for Ross Fisher ahead of this week's Open Championship at Turnberry. Fisher was back in Scotland yesterday, two days after finishing eighth in the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, but remains poised to drop everything and fly to London to be with his wife, Jo, who is expecting their first child.
The initial due date for the birth was yesterday, but with no sign of the baby yet, Fisher was at Turnberry and awaiting further news.
"The primary thing is that everything happens safely," said Conor Ridge, Fisher's manager. "If he can have the bonus of the birth not happening until next week, with maybe a Claret Jug to take back as well, that would be great. We have all sorts of transport options lined up, including a chopper and jet at short notice."
Fisher has always said he will head south as soon as he is told the baby is coming. "It would be great to play and the ideal would be to two-putt to win next Sunday, make a short winner's speech and then fly home," said the 28-year-old, who finished fifth in the US Open at Bethpage last month.
"But there are plenty more Opens," Fisher added. "I will be straight out whatever day it is. It's something I don't want to miss and I'm sure it's something Jo doesn't want me to miss."
Latest in Sport
West Ham vs Arsenal match report: Sam Allardyce fumes at referee as Arsenal push on towards top four
Tottenham vs Manchester United match report: Hugo Lloris blocks Manchester United from putting pressure on Premier League title rivals
Liverpool vs Swansea preview: 'Jonjo Shelvey is lazy, he needs to wise up,' says Garry Monk
Arsenal transfer news: William Carvalho to be subject of £20m bid
West Ham 1 Arsenal 2 player ratings: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Andy Carroll? Alexis Sanchez? Who was the star man?
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk