The son of All Blacks legend Grant Fox is causing a bit of a stir at the Masters.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ryan Fox is already highly regarded in golfing circles, but the wider world is likely to become very familiar with the New Zealander in the coming days. He was briefly at the top of the Masters leader board on Thursday in Augusta, before slipping back a tad.

He stormed into an early lead on Thursday, with an opening of five under 31 at the world-famous golf course. It's actually his second Masters tournament, having taken part last year. It's also an improvement on his 2023 display too, where he went two under par.

He finished day one on three under, with five players now above him on the leader board, with Bryson DeChambeau the current frontunner on seven under when play was suspended.

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Unsurprisingly, golf wasn't Fox's first love. He had a passion for cricket and obviously rugby, given his father's legendary status in his home country. Funnily enough, dad Grant caddied for Ryan on his Masters debut.

He's actually a two-time Olympian too, competing with his father and his grandfather at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic men's golf competition.

In 1987, when 46-times-capped Fox senior lifted the Webb Ellis Cup, it would be the same year that Ryan was born. Ryan has followed in the sporting footsteps of his family, with grand-dad Merv Wallace a starring cricketer in his day for New Zealand.

Fox is due to tee off at 5.24pm UK time on Friday, April 12.

The Masters leaderboard as things stand

B. DeChambeau -7

S. Scheffler -6

N. Højgaard -5

D. Willett -4

M. Homa -4

R. Fox -3