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Marc Leishman

AustraliaAustralia

Start Position
5
Current Position
To Par: +1
Total Strokes: 71 - 73 - 72 - 73 : 289
T53   T48
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
  • Residence: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Pro: 2005

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2008,WNB Golf Classic.

International Victories

(1): 2006 Jisan Resort Open [Kor], Queensland Cairns Classic [Australia], Toyota Southern Classic [Australia]. 2007 Toyota Southern Classic [Australia].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$710,652 (41)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T2-- Farmers Insurance Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 4, Northern Trust Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Following a T20 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, posted a T2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, equaling his career-best finish (2009 BMW Championship) in his 30th career start. One of seven players to shoot under par all four rounds at Torrey Pines.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- BMW Championship, Farmers Insurance Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Voted Rookie of the Year, with eight top-25s and surpassing $1.7 in earnings...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the Valero Texas Open for a career-best T5 finish...Followed with an 11-under 269 effort at HP Byron Nelson Championship, where he played the front nine without a bogey for the week (10-under) and finished T8...Shot a career-low, 9-under 62, one off the TPC Boston course record, in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Round included a birdie-eagle streak of 6-under (B-B-E-B-B) on Nos. 16-2 that equaled the best streak of the season to date. Eagled the 72nd hole to finish T15 and advance from 93rd to 67th in the FedExCup standings and earn a start at the following week's BMW Championship...Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish a career-best T2 at the BMW Championship. Moved from No. 67 to No. 16 in the FedExCup standings to earn a trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the lone rookie to play in the PGA TOUR Playoff finale in 2009. Leishman and Luke Donald were the only players to move into the top 30 following the BMW Championship.

Career Highlights

2009: Voted Rookie of the Year, with eight top-25s and surpassing $1.7 in earnings...Posted four rounds in the 60s at the Valero Texas Open for a career-best T5 finish...Followed with an 11-under 269 effort at HP Byron Nelson Championship, where he played the front nine without a bogey for the week (10-under) and finished T8...Shot a career-low, 9-under 62, one off the TPC Boston course record, in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Round included a birdie-eagle streak of 6-under (B-B-E-B-B) on Nos. 16-2 that equaled the best streak of the season to date. Eagled the 72nd hole to finish T15 and advance from 93rd to 67th in the FedExCup standings and earn a start at the following week's BMW Championship...Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish a career-best T2 at the BMW Championship. Moved from No. 67 to No. 16 in the FedExCup standings to earn a trip to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the lone rookie to play in the PGA TOUR Playoff finale in 2009. Leishman and Luke Donald were the only players to move into the top 30 following the BMW Championship. 2008: Placed 19th on the Nationwide Tour money list, just 56 cents ahead of the 20th position...Earned his first career Nationwide Tour win with an 11-stroke victory at the WNB Golf Classic, tying the Nationwide Tour largest-winning-margin record (Chris Smith, 1997 Omaha Classic). Was 21-under par in becoming the sixth Australian to win in 2008. Advanced from 56th to 19th on the money list...T9 at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship... Second top-10 of the year came at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, where he T6...Led after 36 holes of the Utah Championship, shooting a record-equaling, 8-under 63 in the second round. Playing in the last group in the final round, he hit his tee shot at hole No. 12 out of bounds, shot 72 and finished in a six-way T2, six strokes back of winner Brendon Todd...Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch finish of T7 advanced him four spots on the final money list to 19th to secure his 2009 PGA TOUR card. 2007: Played his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, making the cut in five of eight starts and posting four top-25 finishes. Concluded the season No. 92 on the money list, with $63,643...Opened the year with two top-10 finishes, including a career-best T3 at the Jacob's Creek Open Championship and a T10 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship...Highly successful career in Australia, including third win on the Von Nida Tour at the Toyota Southern Classic. 2006: Made first two Nationwide Tour starts, with only made cut-a T43 at the Jacob's Creek Open Championship...Won twice on the Von Nida Tour at the 2006 Queensland Cairns Classic and the 2006 Toyota Southern Classic...Led that Tour's Order of Merit. Amateur: Victories posted at the 2001 Victorian Junior Masters, 2001 South Australian Junior Masters and the 2001 Victorian Boys champion...Won the Warrnambool Club Championship as a 13-year old while playing in the same group as his father.

Personal

Likes to surf and watch Australian Rules Football but says his favorite sport is cricket. Says it's tough to explain cricket to Americans but its a lot like golf because it lasts a long time, you have to pace yourself, requires strategic decision making and you must take chances at the right time...Bought his first house last year in Virginia Beach, VA, where his fiancee resides...Lists Greg Norman as one of his heroes as a youngster but modeled his game after Ernie Els.

Other Information

A rookie on the PGA TOUR after placing 19th on the Nationwide Tour money list, just 56 cents ahead of the 20th position. Earned his first career Nationwide Tour win with an 11-stroke victory at the WNB Golf Classic, tying the Nationwide Tour largest-winning-margin record (Chris Smith, 1997 Omaha Classic). Was 21-under par in becoming the sixth Australian to win in 2008. Advanced from 56th to 19th on the money list. T9 at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship. Second top-10 of the year came at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, where he T6. Led after 36 holes of the Utah Championship, shooting a record-equaling, 8-under 63 in the second round. Playing in the last group in the final round, he hit his tee shot at hole No. 12 out of bounds, shot 72 and finished in a six-way T2, six strokes back of winner Brendon Todd. Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch finish of T7 advanced him four spots on the final money list to 19th to secure his 2009 PGA TOUR card. Played his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour in 2007, making the cut in five of eight starts and posting four top-25 finishes. Concluded the season No. 92 on the money list, with $63,643. Opened the year with two top-10 finishes, including a career-best T3 at the Jacob's Creek Open Championship and a T10 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship. Had made two previous Tour starts in 2006, with only made cut-a T43 at the Jacob's Creek Open Championship. Highly successful career in Australia, including wins on the Von Nida Tour at the 2007 Toyota Southern Classic, the 2006 Queensland Cairns Classic and the 2006 Toyota Southern Classic. Led that Tour's Order of Merit in 2006 based on multiple wins. Amateur victories posted at the 2001 Victorian Junior Masters, 2001 South Australian Junior Masters and the 2001 Victorian Boys champion. Won the Warrnambool Club Championship as a 13 year old while playing in the same group as his father.