Leishman back in shape in Memphis

Posted by on July 28, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Marc Leishman is closely monitored today at TPC Southwind. Image: Getty

The disappointment of Marc Leishman about his performance in the Open Championship is assured by a lucrative week in the Fedex St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

Leishman played an excellent 67 final round to finish third behind Brooks Koepka, the world's number 1, and grabbed a US $ 600,000 in prize money a week after he missed the cut at Royal Portrush.

The Victorian is expected to jump a few places to number 11 in the Fedex Cup rankings, putting him in a top position when the play-offs emerge.

There is another regular season tournament for players to play jockey for positions.

Leishman, who won the CIMB Classic in South Korea last October, has recently had a break, but has still earned almost $ 4 million in prize money this season.

The day was announced as a heavyweight duel between Koepka and McIlroy, but it was a fizzer.

The Northern Irishman dropped out in the last round with a one-over par 71 to finish fourth. Meanwhile, Koepka made three early birdies and ran away with the prize and finished with a 65 to win with three shots. Ironically, it's just his third American tour win outside of a big one.

Of the other Aussies in the field for the $ US $ 10.25 million event, Cameron Smith finished with a 68 to finish 12th. Adam Scott and Jason Day were tied 40th.

Meanwhile, Australian professional David McKenzie finished fifth in the Senior Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes. The Open was won for the fourth time by Bernhard Langer from Germany.

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