Marc Leishman is a quiet, affable man with a low profile, someone who can sit down to dinner with Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Adam Scott and be virtually invisible.
But the quiet man is making a loud noise with his golf game.
Leishman trounced a playoff field on Sunday, recording a five-shot win and tournament record at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. The Aussie’s wire-to-wire victory featured rounds of 62, 64, 68 and 67 for a total of 261 (23-under par). Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler tied for second.
Leishman’s second PGA Tour title of the year was especially sweet after failing to close out a win when he led during the final round at TPC Boston.
“There’s probably a few little scars from two weeks ago at the Dell [Technologies Championship],” Leishman told Golf Channel. “And I was just really, really determined to just not let that happen again and try to give myself a big enough buffer that I could get it done. And yeah, I got it done.”
With the win, Leishman climbs to No. 15 in the world golf rankings and moved to fourth in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He is well-positioned to win the FedEx Cup (and $10 million bonus) at this week’s playoff finale, the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Leishman uses Callaway equipment, except for a Titleist Vokey wedge and including an Odyssey putter that was sinking lots of birdies at Conway Farms. Here’s a look at his bag for the BMW Championship.
Marc Leishman’s Clubs
Utility Iron: Callaway Apex UT with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X shaft
Putter: Odyssey Versa 1W (Black-White-Black)
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X