Leishman begins 2014 in great touch

Marc Leishman Masters 2013 Featured

MARC LEISHMAN was in great form firing eight birdies in his final 12 holes to finish outright 5th at the 2014 Sony Open in Hawaii on the weekend.

It was the big Victorian’s best finish since his fourth last April at the US Masters and came in what was the first full-field event of 2014 for the US PGA Tour.

Leishman finished with a 5-under 65 to be four strokes behind the eventual winner, America’s Jimmy Walker who won out over a very congested leaderboard  with a blemish-free seven-birdie 63.

Walker finished on 17-under with fellow Americans Chris Kirk (66) second on 16-under and Jerry Kelly (65) third a stroke further back.

Earlier, it was Adam Scott making a big move with five birdies in his opening nine holes.

Scott got to within one stroke of the lead at one stage but had left himself too much to do after his second round 71 and eventually finished with a 66, tied for eighth on 10-under.

Scott will now take a break till the end of February and the Honda Classic while the tour moves to the US West Coast this Thursday for the Humana Challenge at La Quinta in California.

2014 Sony Open Leaderboard
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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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