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Marc Leishman |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Australia

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Marc Leishman descends upon Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for this week's 97th PGA Championship and tees it up in the first two rounds with American Kevin Kisner and club professional Ben Polland.
Since joining the PGA TOUR in 2009, Leishman has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs every year finishing no worse than 65th in the final FEC standings, with a best of 20th in 2009. This season will be no different, as the Aussie enters the week ranked 48th with four top 10s on 20 starts, including a T5 at the Memorial and a playoff loss at The Open Championship. He didn't play the Masters (wife illness) and missed the cut in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Leishman has played in four PGA Championships, cashing four times with one top-25 finish (T12/2013). He posted T48 in the 2010 edition at Whistling Straits. The 31-year-old warmed up for this week with a T33 at last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Aug 11 - 10:05 PM
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Marc Leishman capitalized on his sparkling third round at The 144th Open Championship and spun a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in today's finale to post 15-under 273 and match Zach Johnson in the clubhouse with the lead.

It's almost as if the Aussie didn't leave the course after Sunday's bogey-free 64. He opened with birdie at the par-4 first and had seven on the card by the time he walked off the par-4 12th. A bogey at the par-4 16th stands out like a sore thumb, but Leishman is in position to claim his first title in a major. Worst case, he's quickly pieced together a tidy portfolio in this tournament what with a T5 in Hoylake last year. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't revisit the massive shift in his priorities following the near-fatal illness of his wife from a few months ago. UPDATE: After torching St. Andrews over the final two rounds, Leishman went bogey-par-bogey-par in the four-hole aggregate playoff for 2-over 18, three shots behind champion Zach Johnson. As a consolation, the top four finishers and ties are exempt into the 2016 Masters. All qualifiers (including those previously eligible): ZJ (winner); Louis Oosthuizen (P2); Jason Day (T4); Jordan Spieth (T4).
Jul 20 - 1:36 PM

Marc Leishman scorched St. Andrews for an 8-under-par 32-32=64 -- the low 18 of the week -- to post the new clubhouse target of 9-under 207 in round three of the 144th Open Championship.

The Australian rattled off four birdies on the front nine and added four more at 10, 11, 13 and 15 to move to 8-under on the day. That left him needing to play the final three holes in 2-under to post the lowest score in major championship history. He set up birdie chances of around 12 feet on both 16 and 17 but both refused to drop and he had to settle for par on 18 after his pitch rolled off the front edge. Not surprisingly, this is Leishman's best score in a major but only by one. He shot 65 in the final round of last year's Open at Hoylake to finish T5. For now, the 31-year sits tied second on the leaderboard -- a shot behind Dustin Johnson, who is still over an hour away from hitting his opening tee shot.
Jul 19 - 8:56 AM

Marc Leishman finished off his seventh Memorial Tournament with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 for a 72-hole tally of 12-under 276.

Leishman began the final round at 9-under (T9) and six shots back of the 54-hole lead. He outbalanced three bogeys with six birdies to position himself T5 on the live leaderboard. Leishman's stats show 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation concluding with 23 birdies on the week. The Aussie's set included a birdie roll of 16'0" on the par-4 17th and 23'5" on No. 7 for his longest par breaker on the day. The 31-year-old will better his previous-best at Muirfield Village (T37, 2014), and will also surpass a pair of ninth-place finishes on the season.
Jun 7 - 5:28 PM

Marc Leishman enjoyed a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round of the Memorial and posted 8-under 136 at the halfway point.

The Aussie went 6-for-14 in scoring chances today with six birdies. The only notable conversion measured 15 feet at the par-4 first where he made the turn, so his irons were on point. At last check, his strokes gained: tee-to-green measured 3.090 for the day. Leishman signed his card positioned four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 5 - 12:14 PM

The second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship was suspended for darkness.

With a three-hour delay to start the day and 156 golfers in play, even a sunset of 8:29 p.m. CT wasn't late enough to squeeze everyone in. In fact, 33 golfers have yet to complete their second round. This includes Marc Leishman, who is even through 32 holes. He'll return to the par-4 sixth hole for the restart on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and will need to get under par to survive the cut. It's a startling fact given he's 5-for-6 in the tournament, all paydays going for top 12s. Of the stranded, only two have one hole to play. PGA TOUR rookie Tom Hoge is the trailer with six holes yet to finish.
May 29 - 10:54 PM

Marc Leishman settled for a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in today's second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, posting 5-under 135 at the break, three shots in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Given that he hit 14 greens in regulation and squared four bogeys, including a three-putt from just 11'3" at the par-3 16th hole, the Aussie can't be too pleased with today's effort. Today's set of five birdies including three ranging from 10-17 feet. At last check, he ranked second in the field in greens in regulation (31) and third in strokes gained: tee-to-green with an aggregate measurement of 6.567.
May 22 - 2:47 PM

Marc Leishman submitted a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Leishman missed only one green in regulation and collected four birdies, including on both of the par 5s. The first rolled in from 17'2" at No. 1; the other found the cup from 12'3" at No. 11. However, the Aussie's longest conversion dropped in from 18 feet at the par-4 third. He goes in the books two strokes off the overnight co-leaders.
May 21 - 9:37 PM

Marc Leishman carded a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for a share of the very early clubhouse lead.

Leishman advanced to the round of 16 at last week's Match Play in San Francisco, and he's played better than expected since his wife's health scare, so today's success is merely an extension of his form. He piped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to five birdies against two bogeys. The Aussie's longest conversion dropped for birdie from 19'4" at the par-4 fourth hole.
May 7 - 12:36 PM

Marc Leishman survived Anirban Lahiri 1-up in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship to advance to the round of 16.

The Aussie collected the first point of the week on Wednesday. He's also the first to reach 3-0 in the tournament, but he had to sweat out Lahiri's birdie try from about six feet at the par-5 18th to move on. The Indian held the early lead by opening birdie-birdie to Leishman's par-birdie, but the match evened at the par-4 third where Lahiri penciled in a 5. Leishman built a 2-up lead by the par-4 10th, but they were all square again after Nos. 12 and 14. Lahiri's bogey-5 at the 15th gave Leishman the final edge, which he maintained by finishing birdie-par-par. Not only did Leishman go undefeated, but he did so as the 56-seed or the D-level member of his group. Lahiri (1-2), Justin Rose (2-1) and Ryan Palmer (0-3) have been eliminated.
May 1 - 4:44 PM

Marc Leishman coasted to a 4-and-3 victory over Ryan Palmer in today's second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

To be fair, Palmer lost this more than Leishman won it. The American surrendered the lead with a bogey-5 at the third hole. Leishman didn't let go. He piled on with a birdie-3 at the eighth, and then went 3-up when Palmer bogeyed the par-3 ninth. Another Palmer bogey at 10 ensued. Palmer went birdie-bogey for a respective win-loss run at Nos. 11 and 12. Overall, Palmer squared five bogeys on the first 12 holes. At 0-2, he's been mathematically eliminated, but will give Justin Rose a challenge on Friday. Leishman will be gunning to go 3-0 in a third-round match with Anirban Lahiri.
Apr 30 - 6:54 PM

In the first match to conclude in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Marc Leishman turned down Justin Rose 3 and 2.

It was also the first match out on TPC Harding Park this morning. Leishman promptly set the tone with a birdie-4 at the first hole and didn't relinquish the lead. He got it to 3-up on two occasions, the latter via a 35-footer for birdie at the par-4 14th hole. The duo traded par-4s at No. 15, and then again at the par-4 16th where the match ended. The Aussie will face Ryan Palmer in the second round on Thursday. Rose will duel with Anirban Lahiri.
Apr 29 - 4:33 PM

Marc Leishman returned to TPC Louisiana this morning to polish off a 9-under-par 32-31=63 in his second round of the Zurich Classic of Louisiana.

Leishman was laying 4 in front of the green at the par-5 18th hole when the horn sounded on Friday afternoon due to inclement weather. When play was called for the day, he had to return at 8:00 a.m. CT today to finish the hole and the round. Alas, the Aussie couldn't salvage par to tie the course record. But the bogey was barely a stain on an incredible round, especially when you consider where his focus was in recent weeks. Overall, Leishman hit 15 greens in regulation and converted 10 birdies. Half of the par breakers rolled 10-14 feet conventionally, but he also holed out from lies off the green from 18 yards at the par-3 ninth and six yards at the par-4 16th. At 7-under 137, he's just four swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Apr 25 - 9:12 AM

Marc Leishman lapped TPC Louisiana in 2-over-par 38-36=74 in today's opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

All things considered, this wasn't bad even though he's 10 strokes off the clubhouse lead. The Aussie squared four bogeys, including a 6 at the 11th hole, but found a pair of birdie-4s coming home. Today's loop wasn't about the score as much as the return to normalcy as a touring professional. It was just three weeks ago when his wife nearly died after battling an illness. Regardless of what happens the rest of the way in NOLA, Leishman is expected to make the trip to California for next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship. He's currently 58th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Apr 23 - 4:12 PM

Marc Leishman is included in the published field of next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

This is great news. It implies that his wife is stable and recovering from her recent health scare. He hasn't played since missing the cut at Bay Hill and he hasn't cashed since a T51 at The Honda Classic. In his only previous appearance at TPC Louisiana, he missed the cut in 2009.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 6:47 PM