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Leishman delivers Aussie victory for coach

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Marc Leishman received a little extra motivation prior to the final round of the Travelers Championship – and it came from half a world away.

Before teeing off, Leishman watched fellow Aussie pro Marcus Fraser reach a playoff at the European Tour’s BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany, only to lose in four extra holes to Danny Willett.

Leishman and Fraser are each coached by countryman Denis McDade.

“It would have been nice if Frase could have knocked that off,” Leishman said. “And that was actually a little bit of incentive for me. I was watching before I teed off, Frase on TV. Trying to get one for Denis. So it was good to be able to do it. Good day for him.”