Strong start for Leishman at US PGA National
AUSTRALIAN Marc Leishman started the US PGA National in strong fashion yesterday with a 66 to be in equal second.
Leishman, who began off the 10th tee, made three birdies in a row starting with a 13- foot putt at the 13th and closed the run by rolling home a 60- foot bump and run shot from off the front of the 15th green.
“It was nice to reward myself with making that chip shot,” Leishman said.
“It’s just a really nice to start a tournament in that way.”
Sweden’s David Lingmerth birdied four of his first six holes on the way to firing a five- under par 65 and grabbing the lead by oen shot. Marc Leishman was tied with South Korean Kang Sung, Canada’s Nick Taylor and Americans Troy Merritt, Daniel Summerhays and Johnson Wagner.