AUGUSTA, Ga. --- It’s the Masters Week 2013 and Chattanooga Mocs senior Steven Fox (Hendersonville, Tenn.) is certainly soaking it all in. He’s providing a diary for Masters.com while his caddie, former Mocs star Ben Rickett, is keeping tabs with the Chattanooga Times Free Press for one as well.
UTC golf publicist Jim Horten chronicles the week here daily. Links to stories around the web on Fox and Chattanooga ties are below. We’ll also take a look at Fox’s favorite moments, holes and thoughts as well.
THE INSIDE SCOOP – PAIRINGS FOR ROUNDS 1 & 2
Fox is paired with defending champion Bubba Watson and England’s Ian Poulter in the first two rounds. The trio tees off at 10:34 a.m., Thursday, and 1:30 p.m., Friday. It is the second to last group on day two.
There is large shadow on the group. Not that the Masters and United States Amateur Champions along with one of the top-ranked players in the world aren’t a draw, honestly, they’ll have more than their share of fans. The group immediately behind includes Luke Donald and Scott Piercy along with Tiger Woods.
WEDNESDAY’S PRACTICE ROUND
He started out on 10 playing nine holes by himself before catching up with Ted Potter, Jr., on 11. The two played the rest of the way. His skip on 16 was much better today except for one obstacle. As his ball headed onto land, it hit the shell of a turtle sunning itself on the bank. Instead of the skip getting “Foxed”, Fox got “Turtled”.
PAR 3 CONTEST
Fox was in a premier pairing joining Brandt Snedeker and Luke Donald, the fifth and fourth ranked players in the world, respectively. Snedeker and Fox originally arranged to play together, Donald signed up to join them. Fox requited himself well with a one-under par total of 26.
And now on to the links…
MONDAY AT THE MASTERS
TUESDAY AT THE MASTERS
FOX DIARY ON MASTERS.COM
Entry 6: http://www.masters.com/en_US/news/articles/2013-04-09/201304091365533068985.html
DAVID UCHIYAMA (TFP) FOLLOWS FOX
GOLFWEEK ON FOX & MICKELSON
DAILY EXPRESS (ENGLAND)
FOX MASTERS PRESS CONFERENCE (VIDEO)
WDEF-TV (Ch. 12) KEEPS UP WITH FOX (VIDEO)