Ryan Fox by Mark Robinson. Ryan Fox, winner of the Tayto Northern Ireland Open 2016 in partnership with Ulster Bank.
Born 22 January 1987
New Zealand professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia
Fox turned professional in 2012 and played on the 2012 PGA Tour of Australasia. He had two 4th place finishes, in the New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship and the New South Wales PGA Championship. He was runner-up in the 2014 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship and later in the year won the Western Australian Open. In early 2015, he had his second win on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Queensland PGA Championship.
Fox was joint runner-up in the 2015 Maekyung Open in South Korea and later in the year began playing on the 2015 Challenge Tour, winning the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge in July. He qualified for the 2015 Open Championship through final qualifying, made the cut and finished tied for 49th place. Fox played on the 2016 Challenge Tour, winning the Tayto Northern Ireland Open as well as being twice a runner-up, and finished 4th in the Order of Merit, earning his card for the 2017 European Tour.
In 2017 Fox had a run of success in the important summer Rolex Series events, finishing 5th in the HNA Open de France and tied 4th in both the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. His finish in the Irish Open gained him an entry into the 2017 Open Championship, although he missed the cut. His run of form lifted him in the world top-100 and he received an entry to the 2017 PGA Championship when he finished tied for 54th.
Another timely run of Rolex Series form from late May 2018 resulted in a 43rd in the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club, an 8th in the Italian Open and subsequent qualification at Walton Heathfor the 2018 U.S. Open the following day.
Pro Tour Wins
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Challenge Tour 2