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 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].
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 Marc Leishman (Aus). [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
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].
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 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 28-year-old Marc 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.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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