Golf: Kiwi Ryan Fox on the hunt at New Zealand Open homecoming

A tired, but upbeat, Ryan Fox has arrived home, looking to end his New Zealand Open drought in Arrowtown this week.

The Kiwi professional touched down today, after competing in Mexico last weekend. An 11,000 km trip to Queenstown is hardly ideal preparation.

"The head feels a little spaced out, as it does after what was 24 hours of travel," Fox told Newshub. "But the body feels good."

Fox made the dash home, after finishing 29th at the World Golf Championship, but only after a blunder by the commentary team, which referred to him as a "big-hitting Australian".

"It's probably more offensive to be called an Aussie than vice versa,  but I'm happy enough," he joked. "There are worse things to be called."

He did the same flight home before last year's tournament, where he went on to finish 11th.

This week, he'll have top caddie Steve Williams back on his bag.

"I know he's keen to get a New Zealand Open on his resume and tick it off, so it would be great if we could both do it one of these years."

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