Ryan Fox claimed his third European tour title at the 2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday. He made three bogeys and seven birdies in the fourth round to secure a single-stroke victory at St Andrews.
The New Zealander pro golfer paid tribute to his former amateur partner, Australian cricket legend Shane Warne who passed away earlier this year. He partnered up with Warne and finished second in the team event of the tournament last year in Scotland. Fox said in a post-event conference that Warne was the only person he could think of at that moment.
Fox’s parents were present at the Old Course and witnessed his impressive victory over Alex Noren and Callum Shinkwin. Fox appeared in the final round with four strokes behind the lead which he made up with his perfect three birdies.
He finally finished at 15 under par while both Noren and Shinkwin finished at -14. Rory McIlroy tied with Antoine Rozner for the fourth position on a 13-under total following McIlroy’s brief lead in the final round.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place in three courses in Scotland— the Old Course at St Andrews, the Carnoustie, and the Kingsbarns Golf Links. The total prize money for this year’s edition was set at $5 million while winner Ryan Fox received his share of $800,000.