Leishman wins PGA Tour rookie of the year

Marc Leishman has become the first Australian to win the prestigious, but not life changing PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. In Australia recently to play in his home tournaments Leishman considered himself a good shot to win the award.

“Obviously that would be awesome to win. I think I’m a good chance. It’d be something that would be great to win but but if I don’t win it, it won’t change my life either way.

There are some great names on the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year trophy including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els. It now includes the name of the young Australian from Warnambool who loves his cricket but couldn’t hold back in trying to launch the ball over the fence.

It looks like his patience has improved as he secured three top-10 finishes this year and was the only rookie on the tour to qualify for the final FedEx Cup playoff event. Leishman heads a strong list of Aussies we will see great things from on the International stage next year.

One thought on “Leishman wins PGA Tour rookie of the year

  • December 21, 2009 at 16:36
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    I’m glad he won. He certainly put on a show during the FedEx Cup playoffs, in a situation where many experienced pros can’t meet the challenge.

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