Two Aussie journeymen grab big victories

The ANZAC spirit was flowing strong as two journeymen of Australian golf scored some career changing victories on the weekend (see videos above and below).

Marcus Fraser made a mockery of Aussie Golfer’s 2010 European Tour predictions by wrapping up the Ballentine’s Championship in South Korea. He led from start to finish at the European Tour event to beat big names such as Ernie Els, Y.E. Yang and Anthony Kim to take home AU$540,000.

Fraser has been close to winning year after year in many tournaments including the Australian Masters in 2008, eventually won by Rod Pampling in a play-off. This was his first victory in seven years.

Like many, Fraser thrives on confidence and maybe he can go on and firmly ditch the “journeyman” status. He joins Gary Busey Andrew Dodt as the only other Australian to win on the 2010 European Tour.

Ewan Porter showed us you don’t need to practice to win on the Nationwide Tour.He won for the second time at the South Georgia Classic after flying in the night before round one and having not made a cut this year. Porter is one of the larrikin’s of Australian golf and rounded out his victory with some refreshingly honest comments.

“I have to be honest, I hit the ball ten times better last week,” he said. “My putting was absolutely amazing. Last week I putted like Stevie Wonder and this week I putted like Brad Faxon.”

“I’m glad we’re not playing another hole. My heart rate’s about 200 and I’m about to spew my guts up.”

There are now three Australians in the Nationwide Tour Top 25 players. All top 25 players at the end of the year graduate to the PGA Tour.

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