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Marc Leishman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200

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Overnight co-leader and World No. 16 Marc Leishman concocted a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, dipping one place to solo 2nd on 20-under 264, three in arrears of playing competitor and champion Aaron Wise, who shot bogey-free 65, and dropping to 1-for-3 as 54-hole leader/co-leader.
After kicking off in career-low 61, 66-69, the Aussie led outright after Rounds 1 and 2 and co-led with TOUR rookie Wise after R3. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit 13 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing strokes on approach and around-the-green and ekeing out a 0.085 on-the-green, still finishing No. 1 in SG: Putting with a cumulative 8.902. The 34-year-old squared three bogeys at holes 2 (3-putt from 34'5"), 10 and 15, outpaced by four birdies at 7, 8, 12 (from 14'0") and 16, adding eagle-2 from 12'8" at the drivable fifth. For the week, he totaled three eagles and 19 birdies against five bogeys. Leishman was chasing his fourth TOUR title in 238 events, first since the 2017 BMW Championship, but settles for his sixth runner-up, second this season in 14 starts (P2, CJ CUP). May 20 - 9:58 PM

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First- and second-round leader and World No. 16 Marc Leishman carved out a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach 17-under 196, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with playing competitor Aaron Wise, who shot 68.

This is the Aussie's third 54-hole lead/co-lead in 238 events, previously 1-for-2 converting. He led by five at last year's BMW Championship and won by five with 4-under 67 to cap off a wire-to-wire win, and was T1 the week prior at the Dell Technologies, closing in 1-under 70 for solo 3rd. After kicking off with 61-66, the 34-year-old led by one over Wise and set a new opening 36-hole scoring record of 127 (15-under). He hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, outpacing a lone bogey-4 at hole 2 with three circles at 4, 14 and 15, two from between 11 and 14 feet. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident posted 1.786 putts per GIR and 1.478 SG: Putting, No. 1 in SGP with a cumulative 8.817. He's chasing his fourth TOUR title, first since the above-mentioned BMW 15 starts ago.
May 19 - 6:03 PM

Out of the morning wave, overnight leader and World No. 16 Marc Leishman tacked on a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 15-under 127, good for a two-shot lead over Brian Gay. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Leishman leads TOUR rookie Aaron Wise by one and set the opening 36-hole scoring record at the Byron Nelson, previously 128 on six occasions.

If the lead holds up, it'll be the Aussie's fifth in 238 events, second this season in 14 starts (T1, Sentry TOC: finished T7). Overall, he's 1-for-4 converting from the midpoint -- a wire-to-wire win at the 2017 BMW Championship for his third TOUR title -- second of last season (Arnie's Invite). After kicking off yesterday with a career-low, course-record 61, the 34-year-old cooled just slightly, circling six birdies against a lone bogey-5 at 15 (failed sand save), his first blemish of the tourney. Beginning off No. 10 tee, he penciled his par breakers at 12, 14, 1, 2, 4 and 5, four from outside 11 feet, including two from between 29 and 56 feet. On 16 greens in regulation, the Virginia Beach resident posted 1.688 putts per GIR and 3.698 SG: Putting with 30 total putts.
May 18 - 2:01 PM

Marc Leishman was firing on all cylinders during round one of the AT&T Byron Nelson, piecing together a bogey-free, 10-under-par 32-29=61 to grab sole possession of the clubhouse lead, currently three clear of his closest competitors as play winds down for the day.

The Aussie rocketed out of the gate with a big bird on the opening, par-5 first hole, stiffing his 237-yard approach to inside four feet. That wouldn't be the last eagle landed on Leishman's card, as he'd later splash home a 13'3" eagle putt at the par-5 14th. Other than the par-5 dominance, the 34-year-old also sprinkled six birdies throughout his card, with four of them coming from the 9-to-11 foot range. He walked off the course ranked 2nd in strokes gained approach and 2nd in strokes gained putting. This will eclipse his previous low round on TOUR (62, 4 times). It will also be his fifth career first-round lead or co-lead with the most recent coming at this year's Tournament of Champions, an event that's also played on a Coore & Crenshaw design.
May 17 - 7:06 PM

Marc Leishman will look to forget about his recent effort at Harbour Town as he preps for this week's PLAYERS Championship in Ponta Vedra Beach, Florida.

After a close call at Augusta National, Leishman tried his hand at Harbour Town Golf Links. This course is a Pete Dye design, not unlike this week's TPC Sawgrass. What he found was erratic play on the tee box. The Aussie lasted just two rounds and lost a whopping 6.6 strokes off-the-tee before he slammed his trunk. That has been his only weakness this season, losing strokes off-the-tee in five of his last six ShotLink events. That's not a huge deal this week unless those strokes are being lost due to water balls. In eight previous PLAYERS starts, Leishman is 5-for-8 with a T8 in 2013 being the highlight and only finish inside the top 20. Gamers looking to conserve starts for the season should look elsewhere this week.
May 9 - 4:20 PM

World No. 16 Marc Leishman rallied for a 2-under-par 38-32=70 in the final round of the 2018 Masters to wrap on 8-under 280, down three spots to solo 9th, seven short of overnight leader and champion Patrick Reed.

After opening with 70-67, the Aussie was solo 2nd but dropped back with a birdie-less 73 out of the final twosome on Saturday. The slide continued into Sunday, 3-over thru 11 holes before finishing with five birdies in his last seven. The 34-year-old conjured seven (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.44 putts per GIR. He's now 3-for-6 at the Masters with two top 10s (T4/2013) and overall, records his fifth top 10 in 26 majors, second in his last three (T6, 2017 Open), and third straight top-13 finish. It's also the Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident's fifth top 25 of the season in 11 starts, all doubling as top 10s.
Apr 8 - 9:33 PM

World No. 16 Marc Leishman struggled to a birdie-less, 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the third round of the 2018 Masters, dropping four spots to T6 on 6-under 210, eight back of 54-hole leader Patrick Reed, who shot 67.

After opening with 70-67, the Aussie began in solo 2nd, two shy of playing competitor Reed. He conjured eight (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, needing 33 total putts. After carding eight birdies and an eagle in the first 36 holes, the 34-year-old tossed up a goose egg on Day 3, squaring a lone bogey-5 at hole 7 (missed par-saver from five feet). He missed five scoring chances from between 10 and 14 feet. Leishman will play out of the fourth-to-last twosome on Sunday with Bubba Watson.
Apr 7 - 8:04 PM

World No. 16 Marc Leishman styled a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the 2018 Masters to reach 7-under 137, up nine spots on the live leaderboard to solo 2nd, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead and the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Leishman is solo 2nd, two back of leader Patrick Reed, who had the low round with 66.

This is the 34-year-old's 26th major and has now made eight cuts in a row. He owns seven top 25s and four top 10s, including a best of P2 at the 2015 Open Championship (St. Andrews). On seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, the Aussie was bogey-free 4-under thru 13 holes, circling three straight at holes 1-3 and adding birdie-4 at 13. He dropped his only shot at the par-4 14th (3-putt from 57 feet), answered with eagle-3 at 15 from six feet, and then got up and down at the 18th with a seven-foot par-saver. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident posted a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR, kicking off with his longest conversion of the day with a 17-footer at the par-4 first.
Apr 6 - 7:15 PM

Marc Leishman maintained his solid Thursday record at the Masters with a 2-under-par 33-37=70 at Augusta National Golf Club, good for T6 on the live leaderboard.

The Australian will rue just one hole after this circuit. Approaching the 15th tee he was 4-under for the day and leading the field. He was dry for two shots, found water, was penalised, and needed another three biffs for a double bogey-7. Earlier he had been stress-free. He stroked birdie from 3'0" at the second, from 17'0" at the third and 5'0" at the seventh. On the way home he found the par-5 13th green in two and stroked a pair of putts for birdie. He held a share of the Masters lead in 2013 (after a 66) prior to pegging T4 for the week and was T5 12 months later after round one. He is 4-for-6 at matching or breaking par on the first lap; 2-for-9 in the second, third and fourth, with not one sub-72 effort. He found only 11 of 18 greens in regulation.
Apr 5 - 4:03 PM

Defending champ and World No. 16 Marc Leishman styled a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to wrap on 8-under 280, up 27 spots on the live leaderboard to T8 and tying the low round of the day thus far with playing competitor Kevin Chappell (and Alex Noren). UPDATE: With play completed, Leishman finished in a six-way T7, 10 shy of champion Rory McIlroy, who fired a week-tying-low 64.

After kicking off in 70-70-73, the 34-year-old began T35, four short of the overnight top 10. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 4.167 strokes approaching-the-green and 5.138 tee-to-green. The Aussie squared two bogey-6s at holes 6 (3-putt from 5'4") and 12, silenced by seven birdies at 3, 8-11, 13 and 16, three from between 15 and 25 feet and an 11-footer from off the green at 13. He recorded 1.733 putts per GIR and 0.409 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident improves to 7-for-9 at Bay Hill with four top 25s and a possible third top 10. He's now 8-for-9 on the season with four top 25s and potentially a fourth top 10.
Mar 18 - 4:27 PM

Defending champ and World No. 16 Marc Leishman authored a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to post 4-under 140, up nine places on the live leaderboard to T13, seven back of clubhouse leaders Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.

Leishman was T4 thru 36 holes last year on 7-under (71-66), three back of leader Charley Hoffman, and beat the eventual co-runner-up by one with 71-69. He kicked off this week with a four-birdie, two-bogey 70 and hit nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation on Day 2. Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 34-year-old eagled the par-5 12th, holing out from a greenside bunker 35 yards away, adding birdies at 16, 18 and 1 (from 19'4"). He dropped one shot at 17 and ate a double bogey-7 on 6 (tee ball in the water), which completed his scoring. The Aussie, who lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, gained 2.512 strokes around-the-green and 1.285 on-the-green (27 total putts), but lost 2.107 off-the-tee.
Mar 16 - 1:56 PM

Marc Leishman hoisted the hardware at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational and returns this week for a chance to defend his title at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

The Aussie found himself T20 after R1 of last year's API but roared inside the top 5 with a second-round 66. He remained there until there final round where he started three of the pace. During that Sunday round, he posted a 3-under 69 on a day where the field averaged 73.111 strokes. It's was Leishman's second career TOUR title and he's since picked up a third. More recently he's shown signs of a mini-slump, losing strokes to the field in consecutive events for the first since May of 2016. Prolonged slumps are not in Leishman's nature so gamers should look for the Aussie to rebound this week on a course where he has plenty of good vibes to draw on.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 13 - 9:04 PM

Marc Leishman made quick work of Chapultepec GC during round two of the WGC-Mexico Championship, cruising to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-34=68 to reach halftime at 5-under 137, good for a share of 14th place.

The Aussie striped nine (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. That steady striking kept his round relatively stress-free but his flat stick didn't cooperate to fully pay off the approach shots. Overall, Leishman missed four scoring chances from inside 11 feet. Not a terrible putting round but certainly room for improvement as the big Aussie looks to make a weekend charge up the WGC-Mexico leaderboard this weekend. Leishman has just three bogeys on the week so far and nothing worse, ranking T10 in fewest bogeys on the week. His best finish in a WGC event came at the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where he finished in solo third.
Mar 2 - 7:06 PM

Marc Leishman looks to rebound from a recent missed cut as he preps for this week's WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec.

The Aussie missed the cut in his most recent start (Genesis Open) but he was playing well before a cold putter led to his early exit at Riviera CC. Before that, he positioned himself T50 or better after 34 of his last 36 rounds, dating back to last year's FedExCup Playoffs. It was a strong showing in the fall and winter so gamers shouldn't be too distraught over one bad finish. On the season he ranks 23rd in the FedExCup race, with three top 10s already to his credit. Leishman will be making his course debut this week, but it will be his 12th appearance in a WGC stroke-play event.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 28 - 2:40 PM

World No. 14 Marc Leishman finished birdie-birdie on Friday at Riviera Country Club but otherwise labored to a 2-over-par 38-35=73 in the second round of the Genesis Open and at 5-over 74-73=147, missed the cut by three shots.

At total of 76 pros from a field of 143 pros and one amateur made the cut of 2-over 144, 13, T64 on the number. Leishman, a pre-tourney 33/1 outright, was highest-up the bookmaker's food chain to bow out as well as the highest in OWGR. His early exit is a first of the season in seven starts and ends his consecutive cuts made streak at nine, last missing a cut at THE NORTHERN TRUST last August (first FedExCup Playoffs event). For the short week, the 3-time TOUR winner outbalanced seven birdies with 10 bogeys and a double, and lost 5.731 strokes on-the-greens. Other notable trunk slams include: 145- Ollie Schniederjans; Kyle Stanley; Keegan Bradley .. 146- Francesco Molinari; Jimmy Walker .. 147- Beau Hossler .. 148- Ted Potter, Jr.; Tiger Woods; Shane Lowry .. 149- Brian Gay .. 151- Daniel Berger.
Feb 17 - 11:18 AM