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Tour Report: No. 77: Marc Leishman

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.


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2013 PREVIEW: Aussie Marc Leishman is coming off his best season where he won for the first time and posted career-highs in FedExCup points and earnings. Capitalizing on that confidence boost will be important in the new year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Without question, it was the bogey-free 62 Leishman shot in the final round of the Travelers Championship. He started the day six strokes off the pace and had to wait nearly two-and-a-half hours to see whether his score would be good enough for the Aussie’s inaugural TOUR win. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: I followed him on Sunday at the Travelers and thought his final-round 62 was great stuff, but would be well short of a win. I was wrong. Leishman’s win at the Travelers might have been the best back-door victory of the season. He only missed four cuts this year but also only had two top-10 finishes. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Authored one of the rounds of the year with a closing 62 at the Travelers Championship to secure his first PGA TOUR victory. However, he then failed to book a top 25 in his last eight starts and didn’t break 70 in 18 of his last 19 rounds. Didn’t play the Fall Series, but competed in both unofficial events on the Asian Swing. Since he was Rookie of the Year in 2009, his total driving, greens in regulation and all-around splits have been worse than the previous season. It suggests that he’s still very much searching for a comfort zone. Now that he’s fully exempt through 2014, perhaps he can just go play. Stick with a spot in the heart of your roster. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking
28th

Final Playoffs ranking
46th

Best finishes 1st Travelers Championship
By the Numbers
Starts: 23
Cuts made: 19
Rounds played: 84
Top-10 finishes: 2
Money List rank: 41st
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 99th
Driving accuracy: 168th
Greens in regulation: 150th
Strokes gained-putting: 161st
Scoring average: 90th

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