Born:Oct 24, 1983 in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Warrnambool GC, Victoria
Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19). Multiple winner on PGA Tour, European and other international tours. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2009).
Following a successful amateur career, which included winning his home club championship aged 13, Leishman turned professional in 2005 and notched-up wins on the Australasian development tour (the Von Nida Tour). From 2007 he played two years on the US Nationwide Tour, before joining the full PGA Tour in 2009, and becoming the Tour's Rookie of the Year for that year. In June 2012 he won his first PGA Tour title after 96 starts in June 2012 at the Travelers Championship.
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Leishman (Aus), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win ... on Australia Day! [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].
Played as the CIMB Classic (Oct 11-14; Asian/US PGA Trs event; PGA Tour 2018/19 season). Second-placed Bronson Burgoon (USA), Chesson Hadley (USA) and Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 5 shots behind Leishman (Aus). [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (March 16-19). Second-placed Kevin Kisner (USA) and Charley Hoffman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leishman (Aus). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 14-17; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) and Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Leishman (Aus). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 3-6; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2016 season; limited field of 30 top tour professionals). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 6 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Leishman (Aus). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 21-24). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) and Charley Hoffman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leishman (Aus), whose final round 62 secured his first PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Leishman (Aus) won the PGA Tour 2009 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 47th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,742,243.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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