Ryan Fox sets up chance for wire-to-wire victory on DP World Tour

Ryan Fox leads by six shots after 54 holes at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic on the DP World Tour. 

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Sat, 12 Feb 2022
Ryan Fox sets up chance for wire-to-wire victory on DP World Tour

Ryan Fox admitted "it's all on me" after he surged into what looks like an insurmountable 54-hole lead at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic. 

The big-hitting Kiwi is looking for his first victory on the DP World Tour and has a six stroke advantage over a group of four players sitting at 13-under. 

Fox entered the day with a three-stroke advantage and then doubled that at Al Hamra Golf Club with a 65 to add to his 63 and 69. He's now at 19-under par. 

What is interesting is that Fox, who made an ace two weeks ago at the Dubai Desert Classic, holds the largest 54-hole advantage of the season so far. 

With a win, he would also join South Africa's Thriston Lawrence in going wire-to-wire in 2022. Lawrence won the weather-affected Joburg Open. 

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Fox told the DP World Tour official website: "My head is in a pretty good place.

"Ask me that on the first tee tomorrow and I might have a slightly different answer but I felt like I had really good control over the ball today, only hit a couple of bad shots and holed some putts as well.

"I've put myself exactly where I want to be and it's that cliché - it's all on me tomorrow.

"Somebody is going to have to go out and shoot something really low or I'm going to have to play poorly so hopefully I can keep playing how I've played the last couple of days and put it out of reach.

"I've made six bogeys all week and bounced back every time, it's just been one of those weeks where it felt like every part of my game has kind of worked and when I've hit a bad shot I haven't let it get to me too much.

Leaderboard top-10 after 54 holes

R. Fox -19

P. Larrazabal -13

A. Arnaus -13

A. Meronk -13

S. Jamieson -13

R. MacIntyre -12

M. Kawamura -12

M. Siem -12

J. Srivener -11

G. Coetzee -11

J. Janewattananond -11

C. Syme -11

M. Armitage -11

M. Pavon -11

M. Helligkilde -11

R. Fisher -11

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