The Warrnambool Golf Club is very proud of PGA Touring Professional, Marc Leishman.
Marc developed his love of the game during his junior golf career at Warrnambool, his potential was on display from an early age winning the Club Championship at age 13.
In 2001 Marc won the Victorian Junior Masters, the South Australian Junior Masters and was the Victorian Boys champion. He turned professional in 2005 and played on the Von Nida Tour, winning three tournaments over the 2006-2007 seasons (topping the order of merit in 2006).
In 2007, Marc played his rookie season on the Web.com Tour finishing 92nd on the money list. He won his maiden title on the Web.com 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.
Marc was voted the PGA Tour 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. He ended the year 53rd on the money list.
Marc 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.
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
Marc 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, after co-leading the first round and maintaining his challenge over the second and third rounds, Marc finished T-4 with Tiger Woods, four shots off the lead.
In 2015, at The Open Championship at St Andrews, Marc finished as joint runner-up after losing in a four-hole aggregate playoff during a Monday finish to the delayed tournament. After coming close to missing the cut after the first two rounds, Marc shot a 64 during the third round and a 66 in the final round to finish in a tie for first place with Zac Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen.
In 2017 Marc won his second tournament on the PGA Tour, with a one-shot win in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. After sinking a monster 51-foot eagle putt on the par 5 16th on the last day to take the outright lead he held on to record a memorable victory.
Marc won for the third time on the PGA Tour by winning the 2017 BMW Championship. Marc lead the field from start to finish and ended at 23-under 261, breaking the 72-hole tournament record that Tiger Woods set at Cog Hill in 2007.
|Born||24 Oct 1983|
|Height||6ft 2in (1.88m)|
|Residence||Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA|
|Spouse||Audrey (nee Hills)|
|Children||Oliver, Harvey, Eva|
|Current Tour(s)||PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|PGA Tour||BMW Championship 2017|
|PGA Tour||Arnold Palmer Invitational 2017|
|PGA Tour||Travelers Championship 2012|
|European Tour||Nedbank Challenge 2015|
|Web.Com Tour||WNB Golf Classic 2008|
|Sunshine Tour||Jisan Resort Open 2006|
|Von Nida Tour||Toyota Southern Classic 2007|
|Toyota Southern Classic 2006|
|Queensland Cairns Classic 2006|
|Masters Tournament||T4 2013|
|US Open||T18 2016|
|The Open Championship||T2 2015|
|PGA Championship||T12 2013|
|Von Nida Tour Order of Merit||2006|
|PGA Tour Rookie of the Year||2009|