Mat Fraser didn't win the open, is this worth the news
Mat Fraser hasn't (unofficially) won the open for the first time in 4 years. Last time he didn't win the open, he still won the Games, he came second to Ben Smith even with an open win - 2015. That pissed him off enough to come 1st in everything, since then he has basically come first in everything that matters.
Now that he is trained by the same coach as Tia Clair maybe his strategy has changed. I suppose there are so many ways to qualify, the pressure of attending the games has actually gone down. he is yet to declare the Sanctionals that he intends on attending. He will undoubtedly set the record straight there.
Pat Vellner did win though and he has always been chasing Mat's heels. SO maybe it is time for some change or maybe I will just get proved wrong. I kind of hope Mat Smashes through riches Games record.
Pat proved he couldn't handle the pressure. Mat prevailed through the changes. You gotta show up on the day anyway.