Marcus Fraser

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Marcus Fraser
— Golfer —
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KLM Open 2008
Personal information
Full name Marcus Fraser
Born (1978-07-26) 26 July 1978 (age 35)
Corowa, NSW, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb; 14.0 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Spouse Carlie (m. 2008)
Career
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Challenge Tour 3
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T45: 2007
The Open Championship T35: 2006
PGA Championship T47: 2013

Marcus Fraser (born 26 July 1978) is an Australian professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia.

Born in Corowa, New South Wales, Fraser spent his early years working at a supermarket. He completed a distinguished amateur career in 2002, finishing as the top individual in the Eisenhower Trophy world teams event.

He turned professional in 2002 and completed his first seasons playing on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour. In 2003, he won three tournaments in one month, the Danish Open, the Talma Finnish Challenge and the Russian Open, which was also a European Tour event. The last of those wins secured his card on the European Tour for 2004. He has maintained his playing status since by consistently finishing inside the top 120 on the Order of Merit, with a best of 25th place in 2012. Fraser has played in over 200 events on the European Tour.

On 25 April 2010, Fraser won the 2010 Ballantine's Championship with a closing 69 to finish four shots clear.[1]

In June 2012, Fraser lost out in a playoff to Danny Willett at the BMW International Open in Cologne. He led after a 64 during round one, but finished with a bogey on the 72nd hole to fall into a playoff. Fraser three-putted the fourth extra hole to lose the tournament when Willett made his chip and putt for par.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1999 Victoria Amateur Championship
  • 2001 Asia Pacific Championship
  • 2002 New Zealand Amateur Championship

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Aug 2003 BMW Russian Open1 –19 (68-65-68-68=269) Playoff Austria Martin Wiegele
2 25 Apr 2010 Ballantine's Championship2 –12 (65-70-69=204) 4 strokes Northern Ireland Gareth Maybin, Australia Brett Rumford

1 Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour
2 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 BMW Russian Open Austria Martin Wiegele Won with par on second extra hole
2 2009 Sportsbet Australian Masters Australia Rod Pampling Lost to par on third extra hole
3 2012 BMW International Open England Danny Willett Lost to par on fourth extra hole
4 2013 Ballantine's Championship Australia Brett Rumford, Scotland Peter Whiteford Rumford won with eagle on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 Jun 2003 Nykredit Danish Open –12 (70-71-69-66=276) 3 strokes France Grégory Bourdy, Sweden Joakim Rask
2 3 Aug 2003 Talma Finnish Challenge –13 (67-66-71-71=275) Playoff Sweden Tony Edlund
3 17 Aug 2003 BMW Russian Open1 –19 (68-65-68-68=269) Playoff Austria Martin Wiegele

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 25 Apr 2010 Ballantine's Championship1 –12 (65-70-69=204) 4 strokes Northern Ireland Gareth Maybin, Australia Brett Rumford

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (1)[edit]

  • 2003 Volvo Trucks Classic (Von Nida Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT T35 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T54
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T66 T47

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aussie Marcus Fraser eases to victory in South Korea". BBC Sport. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 

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