MELBOURNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Marc Leishman's dominant BMW Championship victory has put him in the frame for the FedExCup's $10 million bonus but the Australian would prize the validation of beating the world's best much more than the money, his long-time coach has said.
At 18 years old, Marc Leishman met his swing coach Denis McDade and joined the Victoria Institute of Sport in Australia, a government-funded program that has produced players like Geoff Oglivy and Stuart Appleby. Years later, McDade sees the hard work pay off as his student becomes one of the top players in the world. Show More Summary
A long and satisfying road for Marc Leishman takes him places he always hoped he could be
As the playoffs near their final round, players are gunning for their points to make it to the Tour Championship. The BMW Championship, that concluded on Sunday, gave Marc Leishman the redemption that he’s wanted since his collapse at TPC Boston two weeks ago. Show More Summary
Sept 18 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 5421 2. (2) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 5081 3. (3) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 4730 4. (7) Marc Leishman (Australia) 4084 5. (5) Jon Rahm (Spain) 3314 6. (6) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 3197 7. Show More Summary
Leishman says he didn't sleep with a five-shot lead heading into final round.
Given another opportunity to win, Marc Leishman didn't give anyone much of a chance in the BMW Championship. Staked to a five-shot lead, Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round Sunday to put away the final challenge, then closed with a birdie for a four-under-par 67 to set the...
Australian Marc Leishman sees off a late charge from England's Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship by five shots.
Patrick Cantlay and Rickie Fowler also had great performances this week
Sept 17 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour BMW Championship at the par-71 course on Sunday in Lake Forest, Illinois -23 Marc Leishman (Australia) 62 64 68 67 -18 Justin Rose (Britain) 67 68 66 65 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 65 64 70...Show More Summary
The Aussie’s four-shot lead over Rickie Fowler & Jason Day was plenty enough and sucked most of the drama out of Sunday. Now let’s play for big money in Atlanta. You’d be forgiven if Marc Leishman wasn’t your first name mentioned if you were asked to pick a favorite for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs when they started late last month. Show More Summary
Sept 17 (Reuters) - Marc Leishman staved off a challenge from Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship by five strokes outside Chicago on Sunday.
Sept 16 (Reuters) - Marc Leishman wants to raise his profile on the PGA Tour, and he took a step towards doing that when he opened a five-stroke lead in the third round at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Saturday.
Rickie Fowler and Jason Day could not make up ground on Saturday to Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman got up and down from a tough lie behind the 18th green for one last birdie that gave him a three-under-par 68 and extended his lead to five shots over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the final round of the BMW Championship. Leishman gets another chance to win a FedEx Cup playoff...
With $10 million up for grabs next week, players jockey for position for The Tour Championship.
Marc Leishman leads by five strokes heading into the BMW Championship final round with Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup hopes all but over.
Sept 16 (Reuters) - Marc Leishman carded a solid three-under-par 68 to extend his lead to five strokes after the third round at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Saturday.
Marc Leishman has a short memory when it comes to golf, which only helped him at the BMW Championship. He forgot all about that 62 in the opening round. He was nearly just as good Friday with a seven-under 64 to open a three-shot lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the weekend at...
Sept 15 (Reuters) - Marc Leishman pitched in for a birdie from 50 yards on his way to another scorching round and a three-stroke halfway lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Friday.