Rookie on a Roll
Posted: September 13, 2009
PGA Tour rookie Marc Leishman is making a charge through the 2009 Fed Ex Cup Play-offs. The 26 year old Australian eagled the last hole of the Deutsche Bank Championship to move from 93rd to 67th on the points list and into the field at the BMW Championship.
Heading into Sunday’s final round at Cog Hill, Leishman is tied for 2nd and will be playing in the last group. He knows it will take a strong finish to move into the top 30 and the Tour Championship, “I've got nothing to lose. Probably Top 5 I would have to do to get into the TOUR Championship. So it's either that or a couple weeks off. Go hard or go home, I guess. Hopefully I can go hard.”
Titleist Ambassador Marc Leishman trusts a full complement of Titleist equipment this weekend and every weekend on the PGA Tour. He plays the Pro V1x golf ball, 909 D2 driver, 909 F2 3-wood, and AP2 irons (2-9). Leishman carries three Vokey Design wedges: a 48 degree pitching wedge, a 54 degree prototype TVD sand wedge, and a Spin Milled 58 degree lob wedge. His bag is complete with a Scotty Cameron prototype putter.
Marc Leishman tees off during Round 1 of the 2009 BMW Championship.
Qualifying for the Tour Championship would come with some nice perks beyond the opportunity to compete for the $10 millon prize awarded to the Fed Ex cup champion. If Leishman finishes strong again this week, he not only can book his trip to Atlanta in two weeks, he can also make reservations for the Masters, the US Open, the Open Championship, the Players Championship and the WGC-CA Championship in 2010.
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