Marc Leishman Opens 5-Stroke Lead Through 54 Holes

It’s a bizarre feeling for any golfer, but particularly so for a player with two career PGA wins in a field of the best golfers on tour.

Marc Leishman is blowing away the field and his chances of losing the BMW Championship are actually smaller than his odds of winning it.

That’s what happens when you’re 19-under through 54 holes and sporting a 5-stroke lead. He shot a 68 on Saturday to move five strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Jason Day, two of the biggest names on the Tour.

“Leish is playing spectacular,” Day said. “He’s going to be very difficult to beat tomorrow. I’ve got to come and play really good golf because he’s not making any mistakes. He’s hitting it in the right spots, hitting in on the greens and holing putts. That’s a good formula for success.”

How impressive is Leishman’s lead? Justin Rose fired a 66 to rise into fourth place on Saturday, and he’s still seven shots off the lead. Leishman will be paired with Day for the final round on Sunday.

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