Marc Leishman

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Marc Leishman
— Golfer —
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Leishman practising for the U.S. Open, June 2011
Personal information
Born (1983-10-24) 24 October 1983 (age 30)
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
PGA Tour
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T4: 2013
U.S. Open T51: 2011
The Open Championship T60: 2010
PGA Championship T12: 2013
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2009

Marc Leishman (born 24 October 1983) is an Australian professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. In 2009 he won the Rookie of the Year award on the PGA Tour. He was the first Australian to win the award.

Leishman was born in Warrnambool, Victoria. He had a very successful amateur career in Australia, winning many junior tournaments. He won the Warrnambool Club Championship as a 13-year old while playing in the same group as his father. In 2001 he won the Victorian Junior Masters, the South Australian Junior Masters and was the Victorian Boys champion.

He turned professional in 2005. He played on the Von Nida Tour in 2006, winning two tournaments and topping the order of merit. In 2007, he played his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour finishing 92nd on the money list. He won his maiden title on the Nationwide Tour in 2008 at the WNB Golf Classic by a record-equaling (with Chris Smith) eleven shots.[1] He finished the year 19th on the money list to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2009 season.

Leishman was voted the Rookie of the Year in 2009 after recording three top-10 finishes, which included a runner-up finish behind Tiger Woods at the BMW Championship, the third of the four FedEx Cup playoff events. Leishman subsequently qualified for the season ending Tour Championship. He ended the year 53rd on the money list. He recorded his second runner-up finish of his PGA Tour career at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2010. He finished inside the top 100 on the money list in both 2010 and 2011. He reached the BMW Championship in both seasons.

Leishman won his first tournament after 96 starts on the PGA Tour in June 2012 at the Travelers Championship, coming from six strokes back of the 54 hole leaders to win by a stroke.[2] He shot a final round of 62, which included eight birdies and no bogeys to match his career best round and second best comeback in the tournament's history. He became the second Australian to win the event after Greg Norman in 1995.

At the 2013 Masters Tournament, Leishman was the co-leader after the opening round, alongside Sergio García, as he shot a six under total of 66. He maintained his challenge over the second and third rounds to go into the final day two strokes behind the leaders. He finished T-4 with Tiger Woods, four shots off the lead.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 2001 Victorian Junior Masters, Victorian Boys Championship, South Australian Junior Masters
  • 2005 Lake Macquarie Amateur

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runners-up
1 24 Jun 2012 Travelers Championship −14 (68-66-70-62=266) 1 stroke United States Charley Hoffman, United States Bubba Watson

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 12 Oct 2008 WNB Golf Classic −21 (67-66-66-68=267) 11 strokes United States Keoke Cotner

Von Nida Tour wins (5)[edit]

  • 2006 Cairns Classic, Nth Qld X-Ray Services Cairns Classic, Toyota Southern Classic
  • 2007 Toyota Southern Classic
  • 2008 Victorian PGA Championship

Korean Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2006 Jisan Resort Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP T4 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T51 DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship T60 DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship T48 DNP T27 T12

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 2 12 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Leishman runs away with WNB Golf Classic". Golf.com. Associated Press. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marc Leishman". The Times of India. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 

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