|— Golfer —|
Leishman practising for the U.S. Open, June 2011
24 October 1983 |
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Residence||Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T4: 2013|
|U.S. Open||T51: 2011|
|The Open Championship||T5: 2014|
|PGA Championship||T12: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
Rookie of the Year
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. 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. 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.
On 31 March 2015, Audrey admitted herself to hospital suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome. Leishman returned from preparations for the 2015 Masters Tournament to be with her. She was put in an induced coma, and toxic shock began to affect her organs. She was given a 5% chance of recovery. In mid-April, she had recovered enough to return home, and Leishman resumed the Tour in New Orleans.
Amateur wins (4)
- 2001 Victorian Junior Masters, Victorian Boys Championship, South Australian Junior Masters
- 2005 Lake Macquarie Amateur
Professional wins (8)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|1||24 Jun 2012||Travelers Championship||−14 (68-66-70-62=266)||1 stroke||Charley Hoffman, Bubba Watson|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
|1||12 Oct 2008||WNB Golf Classic||−21 (67-66-66-68=267)||11 strokes||Keoke Cotner|
Von Nida Tour wins (5)
- 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)
- 2006 Jisan Resort Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T60||DNP||CUT||CUT||T5|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||1||1||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2010 Open Championship – 2011 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
Results in World Golf Championships
|Cadillac Match Play Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||R64||R16|
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Marc Leishman runs away with WNB Golf Classic". Golf.com. Associated Press. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- "Marc Leishman". The Times of India. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- Marc Leishman returns to PGA Tour after wife's serious illness, ABC News Online, 21 April 2015
- Marc Leishman at the PGA Tour of Australasia official site
- Marc Leishman at the PGA Tour official site
- Marc Leishman at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- Marc leishman player profile, Golf Australia