Golf: Kiwi Ryan Fox enjoys family day out for US Masters par-three shootout at Augusta National

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox and his family will never forget this moment.

A day out from the US Masters, Fox was joined by wife Anneke, and daughters Isobel and Margot for the famed par-three competition at Augusta National.

While the day is about family and fun, it didn't stop the world's best golfers from flexing their muscles with a whopping five holes-in-one.

Described as the calm before the storm, the day is all about family.

Ryan Fox and daughter Isobel enjoy a day out at Augusta National.
Ryan Fox and daughter Isobel enjoy a day out at Augusta National. Photo credit: Getty Images

"Are you looking forward to this?" Fox promoted his kids. "Can you say, 'I'm looking forward to this' for the camera?"

After they missed his debut last year, having his family around him is extra special, as Fox told Sky Sport.

"It was nice to have dad on the bag last year, but this feels just a little more special, being able to have the kids walk inside the ropes," he said.

They got more than they bargained for, with Anneke and Isobel helping Fox warm up on the range.

"We were hoping he would qualify again, so we could all come," said Anneke. "It's just been amazing so far to see it in person."

Over nine holes, Fox fired an even-par 27 on a day with no shortage of fireworks.

There was eventually five aces, but it could have easily been six. Bryson DeChambeau found the water with a tee shot, before a slam dunk with his redo.

Today's winner was Rickie Fowler, shooting five under, but don't read to much into that form - first contested in 1960, the winner of the par-three shootout has never gone on to win the Masters.

For Fox, it's now about switching from family time to tournament mode, with an early tee time on Friday (NZ time).

"The kids had a bit of fun," he said. "I think they got a bit tired at the end and snacks were very important. 

"It was pretty cool to have everyone out there."

Having his loved ones along for the ride may be just what Fox needs to claim the iconic 'Green Jacket'.