Leishman shot a final round 62 and finished two and a half hours ahead of the final group on Sunday and as the play unfolded, he considered having a beer or two in the clubhouse and he is very happy that he ultimately decided against doing that.
It has been quite an experience earning his first PGA TOUR win as he has received a lot of well wishes from caddies and other players and he has also had the chance to do a number of interviews which has kept him busy this week. It has been a fun experience and it makes him want to win more events on the PGA TOUR.
He began the final round on Sunday tied for 20th and on the practice tee on Sunday, he told his caddie that he knew that he had to go as low as possible and would probably have to eagle 15. It was great to be in a position where he could chase the leaders and be aggressive on a course where you could shoot very low scores.
Now that he has won on the PGA TOUR, his schedule will certainly change but his goals have not changed as he will just continue to try to play as well as he can and if he can have some good results the success will naturally follow. Thanks to his win he is now likely in the Open Championship as well as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship and he is certainly looking forward to the 2013 Masters.
Since he has moved to the United States, he plays a lot of practice rounds with players like Nathan Green and Stuart Appleby but all of the Australians are very close and spend a great deal of time together on the PGA TOUR. They all look up to Greg Norman and Norman actually gave him a call to say congratulations which was very special. At the end of the interview, Leishman sent well wishes to his wife and his son.