Marc Leishman Goes Wire to Wire at BMW Open
Marc Leishman fired a 4-under 67 to reach 23-under, setting a new tournament record at the BMW Open and winning the third leg of the FedEx Cup in the process.
He moved up to No. 4 in the FedEx rankings as a result, giving him a real chance at the $10 million prize next week in Atlanta.
Justin Rose closed the five-stroke lead to two at one point but Leishman responded.
“When the pressure got put on that back nine by Rosie, I reacted with birdies,” Leishman said. “Didn’t get too worried. Just tried to keep doing my own thing and give myself chances. … Backing up what happened [in Boston] was probably the most satisfying thing for me. I was just really determined to not let that happen again.”
He broke Tiger Woods’ record for the event set at Cog Hill in 2007. Rose and Rickie Fowler tied for second, five strokes behind the leader.
Leishman won for the third time on the PGA Tour and took home $1.575 million for his troubles.