Fisher says hed leave to be with wife


TURNBERRY, Scotland – Ross Fisher may have a decision to make even though he says it's already been made.

The 28-year-old Englishman, who tied for fifth at the U.S. Open, shot 68 Friday and is only two shots behind leader Steve Marino at the British Open. It's a lovely scenario for most, but for Fisher, his wife Joanne is at their home in England and is expecting the couple's first child at any moment.

Much like the well-documented situation Phil Mickelson found himself in at the 1999 U.S. Open, Fisher says that he'll leave Turnberry in an instant if he receives word that his wife has gone into labor.

'Obviously  I'm thinking about Jo and how she is,' Fisher said. 'I'd love to be here for all four days but obviously my wife comes first. If she were to go into labor later on this evening or tomorrow I've got no choice. I want to be there.'