Steven Fox: NCAA takes back seat
By Cassie Stein, Golfweek
ORLANDO, Fla. – Steven Fox has been living the college dream.
He appeared on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Tuesday, he’s making his second PGA Tour start this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and is playing in his first major championship in just a few short weeks.
You know, that small get together at Augusta National?
Unfortunately for Fox, he hasn’t been around a lot for the Chattanooga Mocs’ season.
“I’m not in town much. I’ve missed three or four weeks of school already this semester,” Fox said.
In the fall, Fox played on Team USA at the World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey at the beginning of October. He missed the team’s third tournament of the year.
He has played in first two events of the spring for the Mocs, but this week, the team is on the road at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C., while he’s at Bay Hill.
“I miss a lot, so it’s hard to balance everything,” Fox said. “I really like being with the team, especially on the road.”
In the spring’s first two events, he finished T-18 and T-63, respectively.
But this week at Bay Hill, his game seems to be in top shape and ready for his second start on Tour thanks to winning the Amateur in August.
“I took a lot from Torrey Pines,” Fox said of his first PGA Tour start. “My nerves are kind of settled and I feel like I belong out here.