TRANSCRIPT | Marcus Fraser, 2020 Vic Open, Round 2


Q.  Marcus Fraser, 7 under today, well played.  MARCUS FRASER:  Yeah, it was nice, nice to get out there in the morning out on the Creek and started off right.  Made a couple long putts to start with and then felt like I had heaps of chances all day really. Q.  If your putter’s on, […]

Q.  Marcus Fraser, 7 under today, well played. 

MARCUS FRASER:  Yeah, it was nice, nice to get out there in the morning out on the Creek and started off right.  Made a couple long putts to start with and then felt like I had heaps of chances all day really.

Q.  If your putter’s on, you’re right on top of the leaderboard.

MARCUS FRASER:  Yeah.  Today I just felt like I was in control of my game.  Yesterday I felt the same way, so it was a nice change.  I haven’t felt that way for a long time, so it was a good feeling to have.  Get that putter working nicely over the weekend.

Q.  Is it harder to do these days when you don’t play as you once did?

MARCUS FRASER:  A bit of both, I think.  I still feel like when I come to the golf course, I’m going to play well.  I kind of feel like if I’m coming here, you do it, you do it properly or you just don’t come.  That’s been the mindset the last few weeks. 

And this is a big tournament for us, being a Victorian, and the way they’re growing this tournament into what it is now, it’s one of the biggest events for me and for a lot of Victorians this year.  So really exciting to be out there and see so many people, which is now a great event.

Q.  And you’re obviously no stranger to the European Tour, but has the card lure got anything for you or no?

MARCUS FRASER:  No, no, I’m pretty comfortable at home now.  I’m loving being home and being around the kids as much as I possibly can.  Yeah, that’s not even a thought at the moment.  I know it’s a European Tour event, but I’m working a lot of other things and not thinking about the end result at the moment.  It’s nice to put some stuff into play that hasn’t been there for a long time, so it’s nice to have a little refresher almost.

Q.  Some of these courses don’t play to your hand, the Australian for example, but this one I would imagine is right up your alley?

MARCUS FRASER:  For sure.  As I said, when the ball is played on the ground, it definitely helps me a lot.  When it’s played in the air, which 95 percent of the time in professional golf it’s how high can you tee it and how hard can you hit it.  Yeah, it’s nice to play these courses.  When you’re relying on a bounce, you’re trying to think about where you’re pitching it and the wind really comes into it.  Yeah, every shot’s different out on the golf course and we don’t get that a lot, which is a testament to this golf course really.  It’s a really good golf course.  It feels like the golf course has really come alive out here.  I know it’s been down for about 20 years now and it feels like it’s really settled into the land and it’s fantastic out here.

Q.  You’re a winner.  You get over the line a lot when you’re in contention.  What’s the secret to that?  What can you put into play this weekend?

MARCUS FRASER:  I think the biggest thing is just doing your stuff of really well and that’s what I feel like I’m doing at the moment.  I feel like I’m in control of what I’m doing and I haven’t felt that way for a long time.  If I can continue to do that over the weekend, I think I have a chance.  But as I said, I’m not thinking about the end result, I’m thinking about the stuff that I’m trying to put back into place which helps me play well.


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