Following his win at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tournament last week kiwi Ryan Fox has received a late invitation to the Mexico Championship, part of the very lucrative and prestigious World Golf Championship circuit.
Originally planning a week off before the 100th New Zealand Open next week, Fox will fly to Naucalpan, Mexico City, after gaining a place in the field following the withdrawal of Andrew Putnam.
The WGC-Mexico Championship has a prize pool of AU$14.3 million and Fox is currently rushing to the Club de Golf Chapultepec to prepare for the event which starts early on Friday morning Australian time.
Fox is coming off a breakthrough victory with his first European Tour title at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 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 some of world golf’s biggest stars.
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 prize money, 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.
Fox will immediately return for the 100th New Zealand Open at the conclusion of the Mexico Championship where he stands as a favourite back on home soil.
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