During his appearance on Stuff’s Generally Famous podcast, Ryan Fox, a professional golfer from New Zealand, revealed how his father, former All Blacks rugby player Grant Fox, helped save his career in golf. Fox, who is set to make his debut at the US Masters, discussed his experiences and journey to success with Simon Bridges.
During his second year as a professional golfer on the Australian PGA tour in 2013, Ryan Fox faced a challenging situation where he needed to perform well in three consecutive tournaments to retain his tour card. However, he missed the cut at the Australian PGA and felt demotivated to continue.
Winning the US Masters would make Ryan Fox the first New Zealand golfer to win a major championship, a significant achievement that would bring pride not only to him but to his father and the entire nation.
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Ryan Fox recalls how his father’s advice helped him overcome a tough year on the Australian PGA tour
During the Masters, Grant Fox, also his son’s caddie, offered some words of advice by asking Ryan why he played golf and encouraging him to have fun during the tournament.
According to Fox, his father’s advice proved to be helpful as he finished fifth in a highly competitive field that featured Australia’s top golfers returning from the American PGA Tour. He acknowledged that he might not have continued his professional golf career if he had not performed well that week.
In addition, Fox discussed various aspects of his career on the podcast, including his experience of imposter syndrome while competing with renowned golfers and the banter he received from top Irish golfers about the All Blacks’ performance. He also touched upon the role of former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in assisting him with Masters preparation.
On April 7th, 2022, Ryan Fox, the 34-year-old New Zealand golfer, ranked 34th in the world, is scheduled to tee off at Augusta. This year, he hopes to surpass his previous major appearance, where he finished tied for 49th place at the 2019 US Open.
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