Visiting Augusta for the First Time – What to Expect


Seeing Augusta National Golf Club’s fairways for the first time is something many golfers aspire to. But with the Masters Tournament fast-approaching, one such golfer is New Zealand’s Ryan Fox.

At 36-years-old, Fox has had a remarkable career and is one of the game’s most adept players. In 2021 he won the Seve Ballesteros Player’s Player of the Year Award. This enabled him to earn a Masters eligibility and was his first invitation to the tournament.

Believing he had shed his ‘imposter syndrome’ Fox says he has become more accustomed to playing alongside greats like Rory McIroy and Arnold Palmer, both of whom he’s competed with in the past. His most notable achievement to date is winning the Alfred Dunhill Championship at St. Andrews which he did with aplomb; beating a field of golfing legends including McIroy.

There is always much anticipation when it comes to the Masters and this is especially true in Fox’s case. He’s already made sure his family are ready to watch. His wife Adele has already said she’ll frame the Masters invitation.

The Masters is always watched by some of the world’s biggest sporting personalities and this year is no different. With NFL quarterbacks in abundance and last year’s appearance from England captain Harry Kane and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, there will be plenty of well-known figures to spot from the galleries.

Fox is hoping that he’ll be one of the individuals showing what he’s made of on the fairways this April. He’s looking forward to the tournament, believing that he’s worked hard to prove that he deserves to be there, though he admits that when the invitation came from Augusta, it was an anti-climax.

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Ryan Fox is the person mentioned in this article. A professional golfer native to New Zealand, he has had a remarkable career, with many wins and top-four finishes in some of the game’s most competitive tournaments. He also won the Seve Ballesteros Players’ Player of the Year Award in 2021, which enabled him to be welcomed to the Masters tournament this April, a set of events he’s looked forward to for a long time.