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Rewards4Golf to sponsor Rhys Enoch at the 147th Open Championship

Rhys open 2018 2Rewards4Golf, the UK’s leading golf rewards programme, has today announced it will be sponsoring Welsh golfer Rhys Enoch at next week’s 147th Open Championship.

Taking place at Carnoustie for the first time since 2007, The Open, which starts on Thursday 19th July, is set to feature the world’s best golfers who will all be competing for the famous Claret Jug.

30-year-old Enoch last played at The Open four years ago, and he successfully came through the final qualifying stage at Hollinwell GC with rounds of 72 and 70 to claim the 3rd and final qualifying place.

A regular participant on the Challenge Tour, Enoch has attracted lots of sponsorship interest which has culminated in a partnership with Rewards4.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Enoch said: “I played The Open at Hoylake in 2014 and just missed the cut, but it was probably the most enjoyable golfing week of my life.

“It will be an unbelievable event on a fantastic course, so I can’t wait to get there and get started.”

Eileen Stubbington, Head of Marketing at Rewards4, said: “Rewards4Golf is delighted to support Rhys at the 147th Open Championship. Rewards4Golf is all about helping golfers save money on their next driver, dozen balls, golf shoes or even their next golf break, simply by collecting points through their everyday spend with our golf and other retail partners (which number more than 4,500).

“We also give our members access to exclusive rewards and competitions and, through the partnership with Rhys, we are delighted to be able to offer our members even more amazing and exclusive rewards over the coming months.”

“Everyone at Rewards4Golf would like to wish Rhys the best of luck at Carnoustie - we have already collected points by backing him with our betting partners bet365 and Betfred, so fingers crossed!”

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About Rewards4

Rewards4 is the largest operator of sports-based rewards programmes in the UK. The company operates a range of dedicated programmes including Rewards4Golf, Rewards4Racing, Rewards4Cricket, Rewards4Rugby and Rewards4Rugby League, with almost two million passionate sports-loving members now signed up.

Rewards4’s award-winning fan engagement and rewards platform helps connect sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies with their fans. Through its bespoke technology, Rewards4 provides clubs, organisations and governing bodies with a loyalty solution which enables their fans to earn loyalty points from their everyday spending with over 4,500 retail partners. These valuable points can then be seamlessly turned into fantastic rewards, helping golfers save money on their next equipment purchase or enabling fans to enjoy savings at events such as The Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, England Cricket Internationals or the Super League Grand Final.

Reward4’s clients include some of the UK’s biggest sporting institutions and venues including The Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company, York Racecourse, the Rugby Football League, Saracens, Hampshire CCC, Glamorgan CCC and Durham CCC.

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Fraser moves to 62nd in the World Golf Rankings with victory in Maybank Malaysia Championship

Marcus Fraser won the Maybank Malaysia Championship by 2 shots with a 15 under par total of 269. Victory in Kuala Lumpur was Fraser's 3rd career victory on the Euroepan Tour. Fraser moves up to 62nd in the latest World Rankings and he is now 6th on the 2016 race To Dubai.

After victory by 2 shots over Soomin Lee, Fraser said  "The last two putts were pretty unbelievable. I'm gobsmacked at the moment, it feels great."

Marcus 37, from Melbourne has now qualified for the three World Championship events in 2016, the first being next week at Doral in Miami, the Cadillac Championship and also is looking likely to play in the US Open, Open Championship and the US PGA.

Fraser now heads to Perth to play in the ISPS Handa Perth International, this week.

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Manley ends 2015 by finishing 18th in Brisbane.


Stuart Manley heads home for the Christmas & New Year break after shooting a final round 71 and finishing 18th in the Australian PGA Championship, the second event on the 2016 Race To Dubai. Manley, who is sponsored by Bank Frick, will head back to South Africa in early January for the South African Open.

Marcus Fraser, who finished in 48th place in Brisbane, heads to Thailand for his last event of 2015, the Thailand Golf Championship, where last year he finished 2nd and also qualified for the 2015 Open Championship, via the R and A's international qualifying events.

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Fraser's wrist injury is left behind in 2015



This time last year Marcus Fraser was just starting to play competative golf again after having not played for most of 2014 due to a serious wrist injury which required major surgery, his world ranking dropped from 51 to 300, in addition he wasn't sure how the wrist would stand up to the rigours of constant play and practise on tour. Marcus said at the time " My wrist feels strong again and I have been doing some intense practise at home, but until I have played a few events in a row I can't be totally sure I am over the problem "

2015 has proved to be a successful return for Fraser, he climbed back up the world rankings to 123, and also qualified for the European Tour season ending DP World Tour Championship, eventually finishing 52nd on the final Race To Dubai rankings. Along with this Fraser finished tied 20th in the Open Championship and made the cut at the US Open at Chambers Bay. Fraser played in 24 European Tour events in 2015, missing the cut on only 5 occassions.

Fraser, who lives in Melbourne is now looking forward to 2016, " I am pleased with the way 2015 has gone, my game has been consistent, and impotantly my wrist has given me no problems, I am looking forward to next season, and hopefully can get my world ranking back to where is was prior to my injury. "



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Marcus Fraser’s season ends on a high.

marcus fraserMarcus Fraser ended 2014 on a high following an eight month lay-off due to a wrist injury with a brilliant runner up spot to the eventual winner Lee Westwood at The Thailand Golf Championships.

Fraser only played four tournaments at the start of the year in the Middle East before undergoing surgery for an injury that first surfaced in the summer of 2013.

Complications following surgery on his left hand in February demanded further treatment, subsequently Fraser eventually only returned to action late on in the year at the Hong Kong Open.

Medical experts used a radical technique that involved taking the two-time European tour winner’s own blood, separating the plasma, and pumping it back into the hand and forearm to deal with what they believe is a form of tendonitis.

Fraser said “It started at the Open Championship last year and I had a couple of cortisone injections but each time it worked for just a couple of months and wore off, surgery was the only option, especially for the long-term”

Marcus eventually returned to action at the European Tour’s penultimate regular season event in Hong Kong, where he remarkably finished in a tie for 5th place. Another very solid performance followed the week after at the Perth International with a 15th place finish.

Heading to Thailand, one of Fraser’s main goals was to take advantage of the 4 Open Championship exemptions for 2015, in addition to finishing runner up in a high quality field, his goal was achieved and Fraser is now exempt in to the Open Championship in July 2015.

Fraser said of qualifying for the Open Championship “The Open at St Andrews was the first major I ever played. I was jumping out of my skin on the first tee but hopefully I will be calmer next year”

After 8 months out from injury the 35 year old from Melbourne has completed a fantastic return to tournament golf, and is already climbing back up the World Rankings (currently 171). After an uncertain 2014 Marcus heads into 2015 with renewed confidence, not only with his form on the course, but also with the knowledge that his injury is hopefully a thing of the past.

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