Rio Olympics. Marcus Fraser Flying in First Round.

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Marcus Fraser, from Australia was flying high in the first round of the Rio Olympics to top the leaderboard.

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Marcus Fraser / getty

Marcus shot a first round -8 under par 63 at the Rio Olympics, giving him a three shot lead over the field. He said he was proud to be an Olympian;

“My kids can say their dad is an Olympian and that was a big part of wanting to do it, for them.”

“They will be waking up in the morning in a state of shock that their old man is leading the Olympics.”

“I was watching the World Rankings pretty much every day, to see at one point I was in the team, at one point I was out.”

“At the moment I have the Olympic record, which is pretty cool.”

“Hopefully that will last for the whole week. I never thought I would be talking about myself as an Olympian, that’s for sure.”

“With the locker room feel, it definitely has a completely different feel to it this week and something that’s really special. It’s something that I’ll look back on later in life and really appreciate.”

Sharing second place are Graham DeLaet from Canada, and Henrik Stenson, Sweden, both with  opening rounds of -5 under par 66.

Graham was in the first group and said he was nervous, which did not help his chipping concerns;

“I was a little bit nervous actually.”

“We do this for a living week in and week out, but there was something different about that first tee shot today.”

“It was a different announcement for us, and it was just a really cool feeling.”

“I was playing with a Brazilian (Adilson da Silva), and that was neat.”

“We had a lot of people out, especially for 7:30 in the morning, more than I anticipated. It was a lot of fun.”

“We said as we were walking off the first tee, this is pretty cool, first time in over a hundred years, and we’re kind of the lead group. It was nice.”


Sharing third spot are Justin Rose, who had the first Olympic Games hole in one, on the par three 4th, Grégory Bourdy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Alex Cejka and Thomas Pieters, all with -4 under par 67.

Justin Rose made a historic hole-in-one in Rio de Janeiro in Round 1 of the Olympic men

Justin Tweeted;

“When you’re the first to do something, no one can take that away from you, definitely a cool moment” #TeamGB

Brazilian Adilson da Silva had the privilege of hitting the first shot of the 2016 Olympic Men's Golf Competition. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Adilson da Silva, from Brasil with the honor of hitting the first shot of the 2016 Olympic Men’s Golf Competition, the first Olympic golf shot for 112 years.


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