Date: December 21, 2009

Leishman named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

Victorian local Marc Leishman has completed an outstanding year in the United States by being crowned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Leishman, who finished fourth at last week&aposs Australian PGA Championship, is now ranked at 101 in the world as the end of 2009 approaches. His year included seven top-20 finishes and three finishes in the Top 10 including a runner-up finish at the BMW Championship during the FedEx Cup play-offs. He also finished in a tie for fifth at the Valero Texas Open and eighth the following week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Leishman follows in the footsteps of previous winners including current British Open champion Stewart Cink, former US Masters champion Trevor Immelman and rising star Sean O&aposHair. Previous winners (PGA Tour Rookie of the Year) 2008 – Andres Romero 2007 – Brandt Snedeker 2006 – Trevor Immelman 2005 – Sean O&aposHair 2004 – Todd Hamilton 2003 – Ben Curtis 2002 – Jonathan Byrd 2001 – Charles Howell III 2000 – Michael Clark II 1999 – Carlos Franco 1998 – Steve Flesch 1997 – Stewart Cink 1996 – Tiger Woods 1995 – Woody Austin 1994 – Ernie Els 1993 – Vijay Singh 1992 – Mark Carnevale 1991 – John Daly 1990 – Robert Gamez