Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
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Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

"You're going to have to play extremely well to have a chance to win". Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, he made it a great one. "This golf course suits up pretty good for me, I've had success here in the past".

He had been winless in more than a year after his groundbreaking 2017, although he had been consistent, logging two second places in 2018 and reaching the 30-player Tour Championship. The golf course is phenomenal, they did an unbelievable job, it's in ideal shape. "Unfortunately, I wasn't able to play as well on the back nine, but four rounds in the 60s is always good". To hit it the way I did and then make some putts as well made for a good day. I can hit a lot of drivers, which is a huge advantage. He also hasn't made a bogey all week.

The 22-year-old Sharma, meanwhile, dropped just one stroke at the par-three 15th to sign for a 66 at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

"I won't say it made golf less important, but it made me realise that golf's not life or death".

Sharma's round included a long birdie putt on the par-3 eighth hole.

Ryder Cup victor Paul Casey threw himself into the mix with a 65 to share the third spot with India's Shubhankar Sharma one shot behind.

Even though the back nine did not go according to plan, the three-time PGA Tour champion was not giving up his chances.


Sharma, seeking his first PGA title, has already won in Malaysia this season with a European Tour victory at the Maybank Championship in February.

"I'm really happy with everything, it's nice to get another win", the bulky 34-year-old said greenside, after closing with a seven-under 65 to finish with a 26-under total of 262.

"The kids will be very happy that I'm bringing home a trophy".

Hadley, 31, made a double bogey on the ninth hole, but four birdies on the back nine resurrected his round, and he was delighted with his finish after a poor run of form lately.

Two-time former champion Thomas finished strongly, with his highlight an eagle three at the par-five fifth, to finish in a share of fifth alongside Louis Oosthuizen, Gary Woodland, Charles Howell III Abraham Ancer. He would fit the profile for a victor here, though, as two of the next five champs at the CIMB following Watney were repeat winners.

271 - Keegan Bradley (USA) 70-67-68-66, Kevin Na (USA) 68-67-67-69, Nick Watney (USA) 66-67-68-70.

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