Date: November 20, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Marcus Fraser to return for Open

Australia&aposs Marcus Fraser will return to Australia to compete in the Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola in December. The current leader of the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Fraser regained top spot on the rankings after finishing third at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday. The Corowa-born player later confirmed he would miss the remaining three events of the season in Thailand and Malaysia due to tournaments in Australia. The big Aussie picked up US$125,200 to increase his season s haul to US$652,344, which is slightly over US$24,000 ahead of second placed Thaworn Wiratchant, who finished tied 22nd over the weekend. It&aposs one of six Top 10 finishes in 2012 for Fraser including runner-up at the BMW International Open in Germany and the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. I&aposm not going to play the two events in Thailand and possibly in Johor, so I&aposm pretty sure Thaworn will bank some dollars there and it (the Order of Merit title) will be his,” Fraser said. We&aposve got the Australian Open and the Australian PGA the same week at home and I haven&apost played any events at home this year. I really should be going back to Australia and playing some events. Fraser will be the fourth highest ranked Australian player in the field in Sydney at World Number 58.