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Ryan Fox fades further at The Masters

Ryan Fox The Masters golf
Ryan Fox finished tied for 38th at the 88th Masters at Augusta National. PHOTO: GOLF NZ

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox has tumbled further down the leaderboard during the final round of The Masters.

Fox carded an inconsistent three-over 75 at Augusta National Country Club on Sunday (Monday NZ Time), dropping 12 places into a share of 38th at seven-over at the golf's first major of 2024.

The world No 54, who briefly led the tournament on day one, came into the weekend inside the top-10 at one-under but could only manage rounds of 77 and 75.

He flirted with the leaders after three straight birdies to open the third round, before making four straight bogeys saw him drop back to even-par and a tripe-bogey at the par-four 17th sent him spiralling.

In the final round, the 37-year-old opened with a bogey, before an eagle at the par-five second and a birdie at the par-three fourth.

Those were the only bright spots as he made back-to-back bogeys either side of the turn, a double-bogey at the par-three 16th after hitting his tee shot short and into the water, and another bogey at the 17th.

Fox finished 18 strokes behind second-time winner, American Scottie Scheffler, but one shot ahead of three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson and two ahead of five-time major winner Brooks Koepka and defending Masters champion Jon Rahm.


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