Ronnie O'Sullivan: World-record 147 was memorable, but I knew I wasn't good enough
Ronnie O'Sullivan produced a moment for the ages back in 1997: compiling a 147 in a record time of five minutes and 20 seconds at the Crucible. It came against Mick Price in round one, but the Rocket would suffer defeat to Darren Morgan in the very next round, leaving him to ponder where he needed to work on his game.
Ronnie O'sullivan of England at the table during the 1997 World Championship held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield
Ronnie O'Sullivan produced a magical 147 in the first round of the World Championship in 1997 but his loss in the very next round left the now six-time world champion pondering where he needed to improve his game.
The Rocket produced the record run in a 10-6 first-round match against Mick Price, and told Colin Murray on Ronnie O’Sullivan: The Joy of Six that the money he earned for that breaks – some £147,000 - was a massive payday.
#OnThisDay: Ronnie O’Sullivan’s record 147 from 1997