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Leishman WD's from Masters as ill wife recovers

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – With his wife recovering from a life-threatening bout of pneumonia, Marc Leishman withdrew on Wednesday from the Masters.

Leishman will spend the week with his wife, Audrey, who was recently hospitalized and at one stage placed in an induced coma. Leishman told the Australian Associated Press that his wife’s condition has improved. The Leishmans have 3-year-old and 18-month-old sons.

“Thanks to an incredible team of doctors and nurses, Audrey appears to be on the road to full recovery and our two young children remain blessed to have the world’s best mum in their lives,” Leishman told the AAP. “We ask that you keep Audrey in your thoughts and prayers, and I wish my best to all the competitors for a great 2015 Masters.”

Leishman tied for fourth at the Masters in 2013.