Marcus Fraser, who 12 months ago was starting his rehabilitation from a major wrist operation, tees up this week in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, his 16th event since his return to professional golf at the latter end of 2014. In these events Marcus has missed just one cut, and has had 4 top 10 finishes, this included finishing 2nd in the Thailand Championship , which qualified him for next weeks Open Championship at St Andrews.
After qualifying for the Open Championship in Thailand at the end of 2014, Marcus said “I played in The Open at St Andrews in 2005 as the first Major I ever played. I was jumping out of my skin on the first tee but hopefully I’ll be calmer next year. The Open is my favourite championship of the year and the best championship in the world so I can’t wait to get back there.”
One missed cut, and an impressive stroke average of 70.43 in these 16 events has seen his World ranking climb back steadily, currently he is at 157, having dropped to 304 in December 2014. Fraser from Melbourne, a 3 time winner on the European Tour, and a former Eisenhower Cup winner as an amateur is currently playing some of the most consistent golf of his career.
Marcus will play 2 more events on the European Tour after The Open Championship, in Switzerland and again Scotland, before going home to Melbourne for a mid- season break, prior to returning in September to play the remaining 9 events on the European Tour, ending with the 2015 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in November.