15 Things You Didn't Know About Marc Leishman

Here are a selection of facts about Australian professional golfer Marc Leishman.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Marc Leishman
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15 Things You Didn't Know About Marc Leishman

Australia's Marc Leishman has played on the PGA Tour for over 10 years now, winning multiple high-profile tournaments. To make sure you know him a little better, here are 15 facts you didn't already know about him.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Marc Leishman

1. He was born in Warrnambool, Victoria and he played at Warrnambool Golf Club as he lived across the street from the course.

2. His dad is a seven-time club champion at the golf club but Leishman beat him when they were paired together at the age of just 13.

3. The Australian turned pro at the age of 21.

4. He has played on four President's Cup International teams to date.

5. In 2009 he became the first Australian to win the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award.

6. Greg Norman was his hero growing up but he modelled his swing on Ernie Els.

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7. To date he is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour including some big tournaments like the Arnold Palmer Invitational, BMW Championship and Farmers Insurance Open.

8. His best world ranking is 12th.

9. His favourite sport is cricket but he said in the past he likes Aussie Rules Football and surfing too.

10. Back in 2016, the Aussie partnered with Back Bay Brewery to create Leishman Lager which was served at a gala for the Begin Again Foundation. Leishamn told the PGA Tour;  “I'm not smart enough to know what I want to put in beers and all that to make it taste a certain way. So, I left that to the brewers, but I did put the hops in the first batch."

11. The Begin Again Foundation was started by Leishman and his wife Audrey after she recovered from a life-threatening bout with toxic shock syndrome, sepsis and acute respiratory syndrome.

12. The beer is based in Virginia Beach which is where the Leishman's currently reside and can be bought at over 100 local places in the region with some of the proceeds going to the foundation.

13. His best finish in a Major came at the 2015 Open Championship where he finished T2nd after losing in a playoff with Zach Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen.

14. He and his wife Audrey have three children together.

15. He is a keen turf-keeper and enjoys keeping his lawn and home practice facilities in tip-top shape.

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer