Marc Leishman joins Callaway ahead of 2016 Sony Open

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MARC LEISHMAN, recently signed up to Callaway Golf, and stalwart Adam Scott lead a strong Aussie contingent into the first full field event of the new US PGA Tour year this week in Hawaii.

Leishman has a breakout year in 2015, finishing runner up after a playoff at the British Open, making his second consecutive Presidents Cup team and winning his final outing at the Nedbank Challenge against a quality European Tour field in South Africa.

Callaway Golf announced recently they had signed the big Victorian, along with golfing legend Tom Watson.

Leishman will front the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu this week wielding Callaway XR 16 Woods, Apex Pro 16 Irons, MD3 Milled Wedges, Odyssey Versa Putter and Callaway Golf Balls.

Adam Scott will also be sporting comparatively new equipment in his enforced switch to a short putter.

The world No.11, who is the highest ranked player in the field, was looking a lot more settled with the short stick toward the end of 2015, in what was a disappointing winless year for him.

The other Aussies lining up this week are Robert Allenby – returning he says “for closure” after the “kidnapping”  headlines last year –  Stuart Appleby, Steven Bowditch, Marc Leishman, John Senden and Cameron Smith. Rhein Gibson and Rod Pampling are on the alternates list.

America’s Jimmy Walker has to be a favourite after winning the event for the past two years while other featured participants include Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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