The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship goes to Ryan Fox who in Scotland celebrates his third career title on the DP World Tour. On the historic Old Course (par 72) the New Zealander, with a total of 273 (66 74 65 68, -15), it outperformed the competition of the Swedish Alex Noren and the English Callum Shinkwin, both 2 / i with 274 (-14).
Nice ending for Rory McIlroy. The world number 2 recovered seven positions and was classified 4 / o with 275 (-13) like the Frenchman Antoine Rozner. While he did not go beyond 7th place with 277 (-11) Richard Mansell. Great regrets for the Englishman (in the lead after the second and third rounds), who started the last round with four strokes ahead of his rivals but paid dearly for a partial ended in 76 (+4).
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Positive final for Francesco Molinari, from 47 / o to 28 / o with 282 (68 73 73 68, -6). Last 18 holes with six birdies and a double bogey for the Turin player, the only blue to have passed the cut.
Second at the end of the "moving day", Ryan Fox in the final act of the competition made seven birdies, with three bogeys. For the 35-year-old from Auckland it is the second success of 2022 on the DP World Tour after the one arrived last February in the United Arab Emirates at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic.
The exploit in Scotland earned him $ 800,000 for a total prize pool of $ 5,000,000. Fox turned professional in 2012 and played on the 2012 PGA Tour of Australasia. He finished fourth twice at the New Zealand PGA Pro Am Championship and the New South Wales PGA Championship.
He finished runner-up in the 2014 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship and won the Western Australian Open later that year. In early 2015, he earned his second win on the Australian PGA Tour, the Queensland PGA Championship.
Fox was joint runner-up at the 2015 Mekong Open in South Korea and later began playing on the Challenge Tour in 2015, winning the Le Vaudeville Golf Challenge in July. He qualified for the 2015 Open Championship through final qualifying, making the cut and tied for 49th.
Fox played on the 2016 Challenge Tour, winning the Taito Northern Ireland Open as well as finishing runner-up twice, and earning his card for the 2017 European Tour, finishing 4th in the Order of Merit. In 2017, Fox finished 5th at the HNA Open de France and 4th at both the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
His finish at the Irish Open earned him entry to the 2017 Open Championship, although he missed the cut. His run of form catapulted him into the world's top 100 and earned him entry into the 2017 PGA Championship when he finished 54th.
In February 2019, Fox won his first European Tour event, the co-sanctioned Honda World Super 6 in Perth, defeating Adrian Otguy 3 and 2 in the final. He was the first New Zealander to win on the European Tour in 10 years since Danny Lee.
Fox won his second European Tour event in Ras Al Khaimah in February 2022. He shot 22 under par for four rounds to beat Ross Fisher by five shots. In May, Fox was defeated by Victor Perez in a playoff at the Dutch Open. In June, Fox was runner-up at the Horizon Irish Open, three shots behind Adrian Meronick.