Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Mocs Steven Fox was named the SoCon golfer of the week after finishing second in a tournament this week in Mississippi. Fox certainly wouldn't mind a second place finish next week in Georgia. Thanks to winning the U.S. Amateur title over the summer, Fox will be playing in the Masters next week. Said Fox,"You know I can't wait to get down there. It's going to be a week of a lifetime. My family will be down there. Friends will be down there. Play the par 3 contest. Got a few practice rounds set up. Get to play with Phil Mickelson on Sunday, so it's going to be awesome." Said Mocs head coach Mark Guhne,"It is truly exciting. When you see the commercials on TV, and you know that one of your players is going to be there playing. It's a phenomenal experience. It's fantastic for our program."
Said Fox,"Now having a few trips down there, the nerves aren't as bad. So it's good that I got my foot in the door. I'm familiar with the course. Familiar with the surroundings. So hopefully, I'll be ready."
Said Guhne,"Until Thursday, and all those people are there, and everybody is cheering, and he's walking over there with Bubba Watson. I don't think that has hit yet. I don't think there's any way it can."
Said Fox,"It will be a lot of fun with the creativity around the greens. My short game is my strong point, so I'm ready."
Said Fox caddie Ben Rickett,"The first thing one of the local caddies out there told me. He goes, give me your yardage book, and he showed me his. He says you need to put a dot in these spots. I said, why is that? He goes, every green has a bias in the way it slopes. And I said where is that to? And he goes, down to Amen Corner."
Said Fox,"I'm not going to set a result goal to make the cut or take a top ten. I'm just going to go out there and give a 100 percent. Whatever happens, happens. I'm going to give it my all. Whatever the scores are, the scores are."