Date: November 02, 2017
Author: PGA of Australia

Leish signs on for PGA

Australia’s most in-form player, Marc Leishman, will compete at the Australian PGA Championship from 30 November to 3 December.

Leishman, a hot favourite for the Greg Norman Medal and world No.13, has won twice on the PGA TOUR in 2017.

His first victory came in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational then six months later he followed it with a win at the BMW Championship.

Leishman recorded a further five top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR, his most recent being a runner-up result at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges after a playoff with Justin Thomas.

The Victorian also represented the International team at The Presidents Cup.

“To be considered for the Greg Norman Medal is a great honour, particularly given the depth of talent in the Australian golf industry – 2017 has been an exceptional year for myself and my family,” Leishman said.

“I always like coming home to play and teeing it up at the Australian PGA Championship was particularly important to me this year so I can attend the awards evening and thank the Australian golf fans for all their support this year.

“I have always enjoyed coming to the Gold Coast, it’s a fun tournament in a fun location, I am sure this year will be another excellent week.”

A consistent supporter of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, this will be the fourth time Leishman has teed it up at RACV Royal Pines Resort with his best result ties for 11th in 2013 and 2014.

“We are delighted to welcome home Marc Leishman and have him join us on the Gold Coast for the Australian PGA Championship,” said Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

“The Australian PGA Championship is a celebration of golf. Each year we like to welcome home our international winners so having Marc in the field was a priority for us.

“Marc is an exceptionally talented player who has had an incredible year. We are thrilled that Australian golf fans will be able to watch Marc compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup and that he will join us at the Greg Norman Medal.”

Leishman becomes the latest world class addition to the Australian PGA Championship field after World Number 12 Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, defending champion Harold Varner III as well as the PGA TOUR winning team of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.

Tickets to see the Australian PGA Championship from 30 November to 3 December at RACV Royal Pines Resort are now on sale at Ticketmaster.