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Marc Leishman

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

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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

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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.
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.
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

Marc Leishman heads to the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club this week looking to make his seventh cut in seven events this season.

Leishman kicked off the season with a playoff loss at The CJ Cup in South Korea, and he has already rolled up three Top 10 finishes while making the cut in each of his six events. He isn't considered a masher off the tee, averaging a driving distance of 298.2 yards per attempt, but he does check in 14th in birdies and he is a solid 33rd in Scoring Average (70.249). That's because he has been an above-average scrambler and deadly with the putter. He is a pretty nice value since he isn't as expensive in DFS as the Dustin Johnsons, Jordan Spieths and Rory McIlroys of the world, as he could easily exceed his salary expectations.
Feb 14 - 4:57 PM

World No. 13 Marc Leishman navigated a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to conclude on 6-under 282, up four spots to T8.

This was the 34-year-old's 10th Farmers, fifth top 25, second straight, and fourth top 10, first since T2 in 2014. He's now 5-for-5 on the season with three top 25s, all doubling as top 10s. After opening in 71-69-69, the Aussie began T12 on 7-under, one shy of the overnight top 10. He mustered four (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation, losing strokes off-the-tee and around-the-green but gaining 2.825 on approach. The Virginia Beach, Virginia resident recorded 1.800 putts per GIR and 1.863 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Jan 28 - 6:51 PM

Marc Leishman heads to the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California this week looking to improve upon his 20th-place finish last season at the event.

The Aussie has had marginal results so far this season, posting a seventh-place showing at Kapalua, while making the cut in each of his past three events. He was a rather marginal 47th at the Sony Open in Hawaii in his most recent tournament. Leishman doesn't wow people with this driver, and his work around the green and with the putter is just so-so. However, he still manages to piece it all together, posting a 70.385 scoring average, good for 37th on the PGA Tour. Leishman doesn't make a lot of mistakes and just produces consistent results.
Jan 24 - 10:50 PM

First-round leader and second-round co-leader Marc Leishman rebounded for a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to conclude his second appearance (T23/2013) on 13-under 279, up five spots to T7, 11 in arrears of champion Dustin Johnson. UPDATE: Leishman was the only player with multiple bogey-free rounds (69/R2; 67/R4).

The World No. 12 mustered just one circle en route to a Saturday 76, knocking him out of contention, but showed resilience with a six-birdie showing secured a top 10. After kicking off in 67-69-76, he began T12 on 7-under, one short of the overnight top 10 but a distant nine back of 54-hole leader Johnson. The 34-year-old found 10 (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, circling holes 4, 5, 8 (from 17'6"), 9, 11 and 18. He registered 1.643 putts per GIR and 3.075 SG: Putting, taking 27 total putts. This will be Leishman's second top 10 of the season in three starts, joining P2 at THE CJ CUP.
Jan 7 - 9:04 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 12 Marc Leishman ballooned to a 3-over-par 38-38=76 in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, falling 11 spots to T12 on 7-under 212, nine back of 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson, who shot 66.

After opening in 67-69, the 34-year-old led after R1 and co-led with Brian Harman at the midpoint. On nine (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, he mustered a lone birdie-3 at 16 (from 23 inches), against four bogey-5s at 4, 7, 10 (3-putt from 54'3") and 13. The Aussie lost 0.728 strokes approaching-the-green, still No. 1 in that stat with a cumulative 5.233, and lost 1.286 strokes around-the-green. He posted a dismal 2.071 putts per GIR and -2.696 SG: Putting, needing 36 total putts.
Jan 6 - 7:42 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 12 Marc Leishman smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions for a 36-hole tally of 10-under 136, good for a share of the lead with playing competitor Brian Harman, who shot 68.

This is the 34-year-old's fourth 36-hole lead/co-lead in 227 career starts, previously 1-for-3 converting. The one conversion came at the 2017 BMW Championship, the penultimate Playoffs event, which he won in wire-to-wire fashion and with a tournament-record aggregate of 261 (23-under-par). The Aussie, who carded the only blemish-free lap on Day 2, found 10 (of 15) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.754 strokes off-the-tee and 1.381 approaching-the-green. He's pacing the field in SG: Approach (5.961) and SG: Tee-to-Green (5.592), though struggling a bit around-the-green at -1.150 (27th of 34). The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident circled four at holes 2 (from 15'0"), 8, 14 and 18, registering 1.846 putts per GIR and -0.209 SG: Putting, taking 29 total putts.
Jan 5 - 10:31 PM

Marc Leishman made quick work of The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort with a 6-under-par 32-35=67 during round one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, good for sole possession of the lead at the end of day one.

The in-form Aussie putt on a ball-striking clinic today. Despite the blustery conditions, he gave himself 14 birdies looks from inside 20 feet. More notable, six of those were from inside 10 feet. Walking off the course, he was gaining 4.454 strokes approaching-the-green. Leishman wasn't phased by the bermuda greens that were slightly infected ahead of the event. While many others were struggling on the greens, Leishman found a way to knock home three putts from outside 12 feet. Entering the week with four top 5s in his last six worldwide starts, there is no reason to expect a letdown as the week progresses.
Jan 4 - 9:55 PM

Pre-tournament betting favorite Marc Leishman shot the low round of the day, a 7-under-par 32-33=65, to end day two of the Australian PGA Championship tied at the top with compatriot Adam Bland on 12-under 132.

At 13th in the world, Leishman is the highest-ranked player in the field at Royal Pines and his performance so far is reflecting it. On an eventful opening nine, he started with birdies at 10 and 11 but gave one back at 12. He added another circle on 13 before making eagle-3 at 15 for the second day running. After a birdie-bogey exchange on 8 and 9 he splashed further red at 1, 3 and 5 before parring his way to the clubhouse. "There's obviously a long way to go," he said. "Playing in front of friends and family, that's always nice no matter where it is. Here there seems to be more friends and family because it's a bit closer to home. I went and watched the Australian PGA for the first time when it was at Victoria. You go there and of course one day you hope you're going to play in it and possibly win it. But if it was to happen, it would be pretty huge." Through 36 holes, Leishman ranks 3rd for Driving Accuarcy, 3rd for GIR and 1st for Putts Per GIR.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:36:00 AM

Marc Leishman turned on the after-burners late on to fire a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of his home Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.

That's just one swing more than leaders Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland. A double winner on the PGA TOUR this season, Leishman served up a mixed bag over his opening 14 holes. He made a nice run of three straight birdies around the turn (8, 9 and 10) after an early gain at 5 but also swallowed bogeys at 2, 7 and 14 to sit 1-under with four to play. However, he chipped in for eagle-3 at 15 and picked up further shots at 16 and 18 to shoot up the leaderboard and end his round in a tie for third. Leishman split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation on day one, taking 27 putts.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 05:09:00 AM