The Open 2015: Who is Marc Leishman?

Australian has had a storming last round at St Andrews

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The Independent Online

Marc Leishman is in contention to win The Open after an excellent final day of play at St Andrews.

Here, we take a closer look at the player making a late charge for the title:

The 31-year-old Australian turned professional in 2005, after a successful amateur career.

As an amateur he enjoyed a successful 2001, winning the Victorian Junior Masters, the Victorian Boys Championship and the South Australian Junior Masters.

After recording three top-10 finishes in 2009, he was named Rookie of the Year.

He has one career PGA Tour win to date, the 2012 Travelers Championship, where he pipped Charley Hoffman and Bubba Watson to the title by one stroke.

His performances in majors have been fairly hit and miss, failing to make the cut often, but also managing to tie for 4th with Tiger Woods in the 2013 Masters.

 

More recently, Leishman tied for 5th place in last year's Open, only the second time he had managed to make the cut at the tournament.

Leishman missed this year's Masters due to his wife suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome although fortunately her bleak looking condition subsequently improved.

 

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