Leishman finds the balance between family life and golf

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Marc Leishman loves the way his golf game is shaping up. He is currently ranked 39th in the world.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Marc Leishman did not spend a few days this week on the PGA Tour. The Virginia Beach resident missed the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship from Potomac, Maryland. It’s only the second time he’s done it on tour this year. Earlier this week, the 38-year-old and his wife Audrey hosted their 7th annual Birdies and Beers Celebrity Golf Tournament. Leishman talked about his daily work and how it went. “My game is really in the right place,” he said. “The results haven’t been exactly what I would have liked over the past few months, but if you keep doing the right things, I feel like the results will come.”

Leishman is yet to win on tour this year, but in 13 events the Aussie has finished 3rd once to go with 3 top-10 finishes and 7 top-25 finishes. Currently, he is ranked 39th in the world and has shown at times that he is on his way to being among the best golfers on the tour right now. His fellow Aussies believe in greats like Ian Baker-Finch and Steve Elkington. “He’s had a great career,” said Elkington who is the 1995 PGA Championship winner. Wouldn’t surprise me if he or (Cam) Smith knocked out one of those bottom three.”

Baker-Finch, who actually won the 1991 Open Championship, agrees. “He always performs well in big events,” he says. “He could win in Tulsa at the PGA (Championship) next month.”

Leishman credits his wife with a different mindset. Audrey suffered from sepsis and toxic shock syndrome in 2015 and it almost cost her her life. Marc talked about not playing golf at all. “Golf shots are not life or death,” he said. “I think that really helped and I think the results showed. I mean my career took a pretty good turn after that.”

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