Leish­man eyes prize and no big mis­takes

The Northern Star - - SPORT DIGEST -

GOLF: Aus­tralian Marc Leish­man said he had learnt from his de­feat at TPC Bos­ton two weeks ago as he searched for his sec­ond PGA Tour suc­cess at the BMW Cham­pi­onship.

Leish­man (pic­tured) took a five-shot lead over fel­low Aussie Ja­son Day and Amer­i­can Rickie Fowler into the fi­nal round at Con­way Farms after a third round three-un­der-par 68 left him on -19un­der.

A vic­tory at the penul­ti­mate FedEx Cup play­offs this morn­ing would put the Vic­to­rian in a great spot to win the FedEx Cup and the $10m bonus which goes with it. Leish­man said drop­ping five shots on the back nine at TPC Bos­ton, hand­ing Amer­i­can world No.4 Justin Thomas his fifth Tour win of the sea­son, was a bit­ter pill to swal­low.

“I usu­ally say to my wife, if I have a bad round, give me 10 min­utes and I’ll be OK. (Bos­ton) took a day. It stung a bit,” he said.

Day said beat­ing his in-form com­pa­triot was go­ing to be a tough task.


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