Steven Fox was 2 down with 2 holes to play against Michael Weaver in the Championship final of the U.S. Amateur when he won the 35th and 36th holes before winning the title on the 37th hole. With his win, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Senior receives invitations to the 2013 Masters, U.S. Open, and Open Championship as long as he remains an amateur. He also went through the 17 for 14 playoff on Wednesday to get into Match Play.
Everything that has happened since Sunday has been so unbelievably surreal and it is a great honor to be the U.S. Amateur. He felt terrible for Michael Weaver on the 36th hole and was completely stunned that he would be going to a playoff for the U.S. Amateur title. He and Michael did not exchange any words after leaving the 18th green and only spoke after Fox won the U.S. Amateur on the 1st green.
He had a tough road to the final and he was definitely tired out on the course during the final. Every night prior to the semifinals, he was in bed by 9:30 or 10PM to try to get enough rest.
Everything began to set in while he was flying back to Tennessee with his father and he has been very emotional about all that has happened. He has not had much time to process everything that will now come his way with the U.S. Amateur title but he has had time to think about the fact that he will be playing at Augusta National Golf Club in April 2013 in The Masters.
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