Sally Fitzgibbons is driven to be world champion. She’s come close with runner-up finishes in 2010, 2011 and 2012, but 2016 was her weakest year on tour, ending up in 8th position. It’s not a place we’re used to seeing Sally settle, and we can safely assume it’s not a place she wants to stay.
Armchair critics have suggested she took on too much outside of competition. Not so, says Mike Bray, Sally’s business partner in Fitzgibbons International. “Outside of a small window late in the year, Sally actually had less commitments locked in over the year than she had in 2014 and 2015 where she finished 3rd and 4th in the world respectively.”