Date: August 12, 2016
Author: Golf Australia

Olympic profile: Marcus Fraser

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Age: 37

Home: Melbourne

Turned pro: 2002

Five key recent results:

Champion 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia (European Tour)

2nd 2016 Panasonic Open Japan

5th 2015 British Masters (European Tour)

3rd 2015 Indian Open (Asian Tour)

20th 2015 The Open Championship

Brief bio:

Fraser not only keeps on keeping on, he’s getting better as he does it. The almost permanent smile on the larrikin from Corowa belies the competitive fire that he has ridden to six professional victories in all corners of the globe, including three on the European Tour.

Having fought back from a career-threatening neck injury in 2010, Fraser has continued his prized knack of cashing in when in contention, including victory in the Maybank Championship in Malaysia earlier this year. The win vaulted him to the top of the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit, a lofty perch he has held since.

Fraser, who will turn 38 before the Games, has a world of top-level experience having played in 10 major championships and 10 WGC events and has become one of the most consistent pros of his generation.