Fisher battles on to stay in contention
Accident-prone Ross Fisher overcame another incident to keep himself in the hunt for the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor.
Despite a problem with a toe and a real struggle on the tee, Fisher managed a third-round 71 and will go into the final day only one shot behind Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee.
The former Ryder Cup player - it was on this very course he made his debut two years ago - stubbed his toe in his hotel room on Friday night.
"There were a few expletives and it was extremely painful," said Fisher. "I couldn't put any weight on it and half-contemplated playing in trainers.
"One of the toes is as purple as anything. I iced it and two of the toes were strapped together, but I hit it everywhere and I'm glad to finish."
Fisher even finished with a birdie, which made it five in all, but there were also five bogeys and that allowed former paratrooper Jaidee to take over at the top.
The 42-year-old is a four-time winner on the European Tour, but all those came in Asia, where he has pulled off 15 victories in all.
Jaidee, ranked 199th in the world to Fisher's 157th, also birdied the par-five last after an incredible drive measured at 410 yards.
"I think 320 is the longest for me, so when we got to the top of the hill I asked 'where's the ball?' and a marshall told me," he said.
"I thought it was 390, but 410 sounds better."
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