Who's who: Marc Leishman

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Who's who: Marc Leishman

  • Name:

    Marc Leishman
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Oct 24, 1983 in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Warrnambool GC, Victoria
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2005

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19). Multiple winner on PGA Tour, European Tour and other international tours. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2009).

Did you know?

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.

Leishman enjoyed a total of six PGA Tour wins, as well as a few victories on other international tours. In 2022, aged 38 and ranked No.62 in the world golf rankings, Leishman was enticed onto fellow-Aussie Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series, alongside a few other well-known but mainly "ageing" golf stars, and an abundance of lower-ranked "unknowns". (LIV Golf is a Saudi Arabian-bankrolled breakaway rival to the main international tours. It is based on limited-field 54-hole events, with massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses).

Top tournaments won by Marc Leishman

2021
America
268 (-20)
$1,069,300
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,069,300

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 22-25; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Winning team of Marc Leishman (Aus) & Cameron Smith (Aus) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) & Charl Schwartzel (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). The two Aussie winners each took home prize money of $1,069,300. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2020
America
273 (-15)
$1,350,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

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].

2018
Asia
262 (-26)
US$1,260,000
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

262 (-26)

Prize money

US$1,260,000

Title sponsor

CIMB

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 Marc Leishman (Aus). [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2017
America
Conway Farms
261 (-23)
$1,575,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Venue

Conway Farms

Score

261 (-23)

Prize money

$1,575,000

Title sponsor

BMW

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 Marc Leishman (Aus). [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].

2017
America
277 (-11)
$1,566,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,566,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

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].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

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].

2012
America
266 (-14)
$1,080,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

Played as the Travelers Championship (June 21-24). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) and Charley Hoffman (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Marc Leishman (Aus), whose final round 62 secured his first PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

2009
Awards
$1,742,243
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Leishman, Marc

Venue

Score

$1,742,243

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

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