Mexico Open at Vidanta 2024: Top 10 power rankings

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MexicoOpen/PowerRank/8. 8. OWGR: 41st. FedEx Cup: 148th. Ryan Fox

Ryan Fox is making his third PGA Tour start of the season.

The New Zealander is looking to maintain the progress he’s shown from a missed cut at the Farmers Insurance Open to T-41st at the WM Phoenix Open.

Fox was in title contention in a tie for sixth heading to the weekend at TPC Scottsdale before falling off the pace. Perhaps playing in that unique, raucous environment for the first time made it tough to finish strong.

Fox hasn’t done a lot in his career on the PGA Tour, but he’s been a stalwart on the DP World Tour.

He also is the son of famed rugby player Grant Fox, so athletic success is common in this family.

Ryan Fox claimed the victory of his life last fall winning the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour. He posted four rounds in the 60s at Wentworth to win by one over native sons Aaron Rai and Tyrrell Hatton.

Fox also outdueled big names in the top 10 like Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, and Rory McIlroy.

Fortunately for Fox, he doesn’t have to worry about any of those guys this week at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

Fox’s main concern will be getting to know Vidanta Vallarta for his debut appearance.

The 37-year-old was 11th on the DP World Tour last season in putts per greens in regulation (1.73) and 18th in putts per round (28.53).

He’s a fairly long hitter who was 33rd in driving distance (309.7 yards). Fox is not the most accurate, but that isn’t as harmful on a benign resort course like this week’s.