Marc Leishman and caddy Matt Kelly during the final round of the Safeway Open today. Image: Getty
Marc Leishman today threatened to win his first tournament of the new US Tour season before he was flooded in the Safeway Classic, but he is back at his best.
Leishman closed with a 65 at Silverado resort in California and was the leader of the clubhouse at 14-under for some time before Canadian Adam Hadwin placed 16-under and eventually hit the American Cameron Champ with his 72nd hole to win straight at 17 -under.
Champ had led comfortably for most of the day, but eventually had to make one meter putt to win his second title. Leishman dropped to third place.
The other big winner from an Australian point of view was veteran Cameron Percy, the Victorian who played himself back on the main tour.
Percy followed his T11 last week with a shared seventh position to raise more than $ 200,000 in prize money.
Moreover, 45-year-old Percy has earned enough and collected enough Fedex Cup points to give himself a big chance to keep his card for next season, just three events in the new year.