The Cut : The Cut - Autumn 2018
GOLF & LEISURE 69 MARC LEISHMAN PGA TOUR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN 2009, LAST YEAR HE WON THE GREG NORMAN MEDAL AND TODAY RANKS NO. 14 IN THE WORLD. 69ON THE TEE WITH... The 5th at Streamsong Black. PHOTO Nile Young QWho’s been the biggest influence on your life? My mum and dad. They sacrificed a lot for me when I was coming up through the amateur ranks. My sister missed out on a fair bit because we didn’t have a whole lot of money and what little my parents did have they put it all towards my golf. They all gave up a lot to get me where I am and I’m happy and proud to have made it as far as I have and have it all pay off. QWhere was your first hole-in-one? It was in a junior tournament in Warrnambool and it was in the final round, when I was 15 years old. It was a 210-yard par 3 and I hit a 3-iron and it took a couple of hops and went in. I ended up winning the tournament by a shot, so that was pretty cool. QWhat’s your biggest fear? Getting struck by lightning. I’ve come close a few times. Australia gets a lot of lightning and so does the United States. I have dreams about it, getting struck. Anytime there’s lightning outside I’m generally nowhere to be seen. It scares the shit out of me. QDo you remember the first time you beat someone in golf or won a tournament? I won our junior club championship at Warrnambool when I was 10 years old. It was the nine-hole championship and I was just a little fella. We used to play on Sunday mornings, normally in the freezing cold. I’ve always loved to compete and at the time it was exciting to win. It was just really fun.
The Cut - Summer 2018