Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox will enter the Tokyo Olympic games off the back of some stiff competition.

The 34-year-old had what he’s describing as the ideal build-up to his second Olympic campaign, competing at the Scottish Open and the British Open ahead of Tokyo.

“Having two big events then a bit of time off before competition in Japan was the perfect build-up for me,” said Fox.

“This workload is pretty normal and I feel like all the individual parts of my game are going really well.”

Fox competed at Rio where he finished in a tie for 39th. He says making his second New Zealand Olympic team is a huge achievement.

“I’m excited, in my family getting to represent New Zealand is the highest honour so to be doing this at the Olympic level is pretty special.”

Fox heads into Tokyo a more experienced golfer than in his previous Olympic campaign and has loftier ambitions.

“My golf game is a lot better than it was five years ago. I’ve played against the best players in the world a lot more than I had when I went to Rio and I know when my game’s going well I can compete with those guys.

“Confidence wise I’m further along than I was in 2016 and I’m looking forward to trying to beat the best in the world and get a medal for New Zealand.”

The golf will be contested at Kasumigaseki Country Club with competition to begin on July 29th.

“From what I understand it’s a well-manicured course, I’ve always enjoyed playing in Japan so I’m looking forward to getting there and teeing off.”

Fox makes up one half of the New Zealand Olympic golf team alongside Rio silver medallist Lydia Ko.

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