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Marc Leishman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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Marc Leishman blizted Royal Birkdale with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-34=65 during the final round of The 146th Open, flying into a share of fourth place on the live leaderboard on 4-under 276.
The Aussie couldn't find the bottom of the cup on Friday, going birdie-free en route to a 6-over 76. He limped into the weekend, right on the cut line, but has since rattled off nine birdies and an eagle, camouflaging a pair of bogeys. Leishman split just 25 (of 56) fairways on the week but still managed 29 greens in regulation over the weekend. The 33-year-old Aussie would love to have a do-over on the windy second round, but despite the setback he is still in line to post his third top 10 at the Open Championship. Jul 23 - 11:38 AM

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World No. 35 Marc Leishman enjoyed a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National and signed for a 72-hole total of 4-under 276, up 12 spots on the live leaderboard to T6, one back of clubhouse leader Rickie Fowler. UPDATE: With play completed, Leishman finished T5, three short of a two-man playoff involving Charles Howell III and eventual champ Kyle Stanley.

After opening with 66-72-72, the 33-year-old began T18 on even-par, two back of the overnight top 10. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, posting 2.215 SG: Tee-to-Green and 2.162 SG: Putting. The Virginia resident squared a lone bogey-5 at 11, offset by five birdies at holes 2, 8, 9, 14 and 15, three from between 10 and 21 feet, adding a long of 41'11" at the par-3 ninth. This was his eighth QLN and is right on his previous best of T7 in 2010, and will be an 11th top 25 of the season in 18 starts and fourth top 10, first since T9 at the Match Play.
Jul 2 - 5:04 PM

Marc Leishman fought back from an early-round stumble to manage a 2-over-par 39-33=72 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National, claiming a share of 10th place on 2-under 138.

Leishman sputtered out of the starting gate with bogeys in four of his opening six holes. He didn't have a scoring chance inside 22 feet until the par-5 10th where he sank a 6'11" birdie to start his comeback. He would later add an 18'5" eagle splash at the par-4 14th as well as a 6'7" birdie at the closing hole, offsetting two more bogeys on the back nine. Leishman struggled on approach today, losing 2.077 strokes on approach in R2 alone. Despite today's stumble, the Aussie will enter the weekend inside the top 10, with plenty of room for tee-to-green improvement in rounds three and four.
Jun 30 - 7:18 PM

Marc Leishman cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-32=66 during round one of the Quicken Loans National, joining Troy Merritt, Sung Kang, and Johnson Wagner as early co-leaders as the afternoon wave gets underway. UPDATE: Leishman was later overtaken by David Lingmerth who fired a 5-under 65 to take control after day one.

The Aussie was a bit erratic on his way to the putting surfaces today, splitting just six (of 14) fairways and landing 11 greens in regulation. It was stellar short game that glued this round together. To start, he saved par twice from the 8-to-12 foot range. He also sank two birdie putts from the 11-to-14 foot range and then topped it off with a 58'10" hole out for birdie at the par-4 15th. As Leishman walked off the course he was gaining 2.425 strokes around-the-green and 1.574 strokes putting. The short-game metrics will surely regress as the week goes on, but Leishman is also a better ball-striker than he showcased today. With a baby due to arrive over the next two weeks, Leishman is enjoying life on (and off) the course at the moment.
Jun 29 - 1:43 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 35 Marc Leishman carved out an even-par 35-37=72 in the second round of the 117th U.S. Open for a two-day total of 4-under 140, down two spots on the live leaderboard to T9.

The 33-year-old improved to 10 (of 14) fairways but digressed from 14 greens in regulation to eight in R2, gaining 6.768 strokes tee-to-green but losing 2.124 strokes approaching-the-green. He traded three bogeys at Nos. 13, 15 and 4 with three birdies at 18 (from 31'11"), 2 and 7, posting 1.750 putts per GIR, 2.350 SG: Putting and 24 putts total.
Jun 16 - 2:30 PM

Marc Leishman had just one hiccup en route to a 4-under-par 33-35=68 during round one of the 117th U.S. Open Championship, just three strokes behind the current leader Rickie Fowler.

The Aussie found just eight (of 14) fairways, despite the generous width. He didn't stray too far off the preferred route because he was still able to pelt 14 greens in regulation. The most notable approach shot came at the par-4 fifth hole where he holed out from 80 yards, only for birdie though. The Aussie's lone bogey came at the par-4 17th where he found the thick fescue off the tee and just had to punch out, ultimately lipping out his par-saving putt. Despite the late bogey, Leishman is in great position with this going in the books as his best opening round of the U.S. Open, previously a 1-over 71 in last year's edition. That 1-over 71 start would eventually lead to a T18 finish which is also his best finish at this event, in five tries.
Jun 15 - 7:21 PM

World No. 36 Marc Leishman crafted a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 72-hole total of 6-under 274, up 17 spots to T13 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old was making his ninth appearance and this will be a sixth top 25. His best are a pair of T3s in 2012 and 2014. The Aussie arrived at a lofty 15th in the FedExCup standings, 10-for-12 on the season with seven top 25s and three top 10s, highlighted by his second TOUR title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. After opening in 68-71-68, he began T30 on 3-under and found eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 5.655 strokes tee-to-green. He offset three bogeys with six birdies, posting a pedestrian 1.857 putts per GIR and a dismal 1.813 SG: Putting. Leishman 3-putted the par-4 eight from 25'7" for bogey and missed four scoring tries from inside of 11 feet.
May 21 - 4:55 PM

Marc Leishman arrives at TPC Sawgrass this week for his eighth appearance at THE PLAYERS.

Like many golfers, the Aussie struggled with this Pete Dye design the first few times seeing it (MC in 2010 and 2011). Since then, he is 5-for-5 with three top 25s including a T8 in 2013. This season he ranks 90th or better in all four sub-categories of strokes gained statistics. Combined he ranks 11th on TOUR in strokes gained total. With solid course history and good season-long form, Leishman is definitely worth a peek in deeper fantasy formats this week.
May 9 - 10:03 AM

Marc Leishman drained a 12'4" birdie putt at the second extra hole to win a three-way play-off for Group 3 against Lee Westwood and Pat Perez and book his spot in the last 16 of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas.

All three had finished the Pool phase with 2-1 records, winning one match each and receiving a walkover after the first-day WD of Jason Day. Leishman had been due to meet his compatriot today so put his feet up until the play-off was confirmed. At the first extra hole, Westwood's birdie putt lipped out before Perez failed to convert his. That left Leishman 7'5" to win but he too suffered a horseshoe and on they went. Perez swallowed a double at No. 2 before Westwood left his birdie try in the jaws. Again, that left the door open for Leishman and, having lost a three-way play-off at the 2015 Open Championship, this time he got it done, holing his third to set up a last-16 clash with Phil Mickelson.
Mar 24 - 3:26 PM

Fresh off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Marc Leishman took care of business in round one of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, walking away with a 3-and-2 win over Lee Westwood.

Leishman drew first blood in this match, circling a birdie at the short, par-4 first. He lost two holes throughout the match, but never trailed in this one. The highlight of the round came at the par-4 15th where Leishman sank a 14'1" birdie to reach 3-up on the match and a par at 16 sealed the deal. Today's match was a rematch of last year's group stage when Westwood walked away with a 1-up win. Leishman got his revenge today and will now turn his attention to Pat Perez in Round 2. With Jason Day withdrawing from the event, Leishman could secure a spot in the Round of 16 if he knocks off Perez tomorrow.
Mar 22 - 7:03 PM

World No. 62 Marc Leishman erased a 3-shot deficit with a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to reach 11-under 277, up two places on the day and good for a 1-shot win over 54-hole co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman, who both shot 73s. UPDATE: Leishman earns 3-year exemption on TOUR and invites to 2017 Masters, PGA Championship and WGC-Bridgestone.

The 33-year-old, a pre-tourney 80/1 outright, claims his second TOUR title in 207 career starts, joining the 2012 Travelers (111 starts ago), where he came from six back with 8-under 62 to win by one, also over Hoffman (and B. Watson). After opening in 71-66-71, he began in a three-way T3. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, the Aussie conjured eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.487 strokes approaching-the-green but gaining 4.202 on the greens. He went out in 1-under, outpacing a 1-putt bogey-5 at No. 3 with birdie-4s at 4 and 6, trailing Kisner by three. He circled the par-4 10th, gave it back with bogey-5 at 11, and then banged home a 51-footer for eagle at the par-5 16th. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident secured the trophy with a pair of up-and-down pars at 17 and 18. This was his eighth API with a previous-best of T3 (2011), and his sixth top 25 of the season in eight tries, second top 10 (solo 5th, CIMB Classic).
Mar 19 - 6:12 PM

World No. 62 Marc Leishman pieced together a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to reach 8-under 208, up one place on the live leaderboard to T3, three back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Kevin Kisner. UPDATE: With play completed, Leishman is in a three-way T3, three adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Kisner and Charley Hoffman.

The 33-year-old landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, currently leading in the latter at 77.78 percent (42/54). He gained 2.150 strokes approaching-the-green but lost 0.640 strokes around-the-green. The Aussie bookended bogey-5 at holes 1 and 18, circling birdies at 6, 16 and 17 with a long of 13'9" at the par-3 17th. He posted a disappointing 1.933 putts per GIR, -0.851 SG: Putting, and took 33 putts total. Leishman is looking for his second TOUR title in 207 career starts, joining his maiden win at the 2012 Travelers Championship.
Mar 18 - 5:46 PM

Marc Leishman breezed through Bay Hill Club and Lodge with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, positioning himself in a share of fourth place on 7-under 137.

The Aussie struck it beautifully today, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 15 greens in regulation. His flat stick was the scoring weapon of choice, though. Five of his six birdies came on putts converted from outside 10 feet, including a pair from outside 20 feet. This matches Leishman's low lap at Bay Hill, tying his effort from R3 of the 2011 edition. This also ties the lowest score recorded this week, joining Charley Hoffman and Tommy Fleetwood as golfers with 6-under 66s to their name, all three recorded today. Leishman arrived with top 30s in six of his last seven starts, and appears to be on pace for yet another this week.
Mar 17 - 6:51 PM

World No. 61 Marc Leishman carded a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the first round of the Genesis Open at Riviera CC, currently T6 on the leaderboard.

The 33-year-old is making his eighth appearance with T5 last year (68-67-68-69) a lone top 10. He arrived off six straight top-25 finishes worldwide, most recently T24 two weeks ago at the Phoenix Open. The Aussie mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, circling five birdies versus a lone bogey-5 at the ninth. All five conversions dropped from inside of eight feet
Feb 16 - 4:01 PM

World No. 60 Marc Leishman missed 10 greens in regulation but still authored a bogey-free 6-under-par 30-35=65 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 54-hole total of 11-under 202, up 16 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old is making his sixth visit to TPC Scottsdale with a best of T19 in 2012. It was his 17th lap on the par-71 layout and is a new low, brushing aside 67/R1 (2011). The Aussie began T21 on 5-under after kicking off with 68-69. Entering the day, he had one blemish thru 36 holes, a double bogey-6 at the 10th in R2, and despite just eight GIR in R3, kept the card clean. He saved par from greater than six feet seven times and circled five conventional birdies, two from between 15 and 16 feet, adding a pitch-in 3 at the fifth. At the time Leishman signed his card, he was at 4.190 in SG: Putting,
Feb 4 - 4:55 PM