Fox flying to Mexico for lucrative WGC event before 100th NZ Open


 Ryan Fox has received more good news with a late invitation to the Mexico Championship which is part of the very lucrative and prestigious World Golf Championship circuit.

After originally planning a week off before the 100th New Zealand Open next week, Fox is flying to Naucalpan, Mexico City, after gaining a place in the field following the withdrawal of Andrew Putnam.

The WGC-Mexico Championship has a whopping NZ$14.5 million prize pool and Fox is currently rushing to the Club de Golf Chapultepec to prepare for the event which starts Friday morning NZT.

Fox is coming off a breakthrough victory with his first European Tour title at the World Super 6 in Perth on Sunday night which elevated him to number 66 in the world. He will be aiming to carry this momentum to Mexico where he tees it up next to the big boys.

The 72-man field features the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson.

With the WGC event offering great prizemoney, no cut and vital world ranking points ahead of the 2019 major championships where the top 50 players in the world gain automatic entry, the opportunity for the world number 66 was too big to miss out on.

His travel miles for the last three weeks will shoot through the roof with him immediately returning for the 100th New Zealand Open at the conclusion of the Mexico Championship, where he will be one of the favourites back on home soil.