“I grew up in Warrnambool [Australia], which is known as ‘Windy Warrnambool,’” he said. “It's always windy; it's normally always blowing really hard, so played in a lot of wind, yeah.”
On a course where he owns a strong track record, Leishman opened with a 4-under 66 that included five birdies and just one bogey.
In five previous starts here, he’s finished 12th or better on four occasions.
After starting out with top-five results in each of his first two starts this year, Leishman hasn’t had anything better than last week’s T-23.
“I tend to do that every year, for some reason; I don't know why. Whether it's the courses don't set up as well for me or what it is, but, yeah, probably didn't hit it quite as well as what I would have liked, wasn't holing any putts, but it's becoming a trend, which I would really like to change.”