CROMWELL, Conn. – Marc Leishman’s first career PGA Tour title is going to be a huge story in his native Australia. Just as soon as everyone wakes up.
Following his one-stroke victory at the Travelers Championship, the newest champion was asked if he had been in contact with his parents, Paul and Pelita, who live in Warnambool, close to Melbourne.
He explained that he hadn’t.
“Mom and Dad probably woke up this morning and got a real shock when they scrolled (scores) ... they didn't have to scroll down too far at all to find my name,” he said with a smile. “Probably gone to bed, though, probably not expecting a whole lot. Yeah, they would have got a real shock when they woke up this morning.”
Leishman started the day in a share of 20th place, but shot a final-round 62 to erase a six-stroke deficit prior to the round.