Marc Leish­man Dom­i­nates

Low­est score ever at the BMW Cham­pi­onship

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The top 70 play­ers on the PGA TOUR as­sem­bled for the BMW Cham­pi­onship at Con­way Farms Golf Club (Chicago), to con­test the third Play­off event on the PGA TOUR. How­ever, even in such a world-class field, no­body could keep pace with 33-year-old Marc Leish­man, who pro­duced a sen­sa­tional per­for­mance to win the tour­na­ment with a record score of 261 strokes. An­other Aus­tralian, Ja­son Day, also thrilled the spec­ta­tors: the 2015 BMW Cham­pi­onship win­ner aced the 17th hole on day two to win the Hole-in-one Prize, a BMW M760i, which he then do­nated to the Evans Schol­ars Foun­da­tion.

Leish­man dom­i­nated the BMW Cham­pi­onship from day one as he laid the foun­da­tion for his third ti­tle on the PGA TOUR with two ex­tra­or­di­nary rounds (62 and 64). The Aus­tralian hit no fewer than 18 birdies on the first 36 holes. He con­tin­ued to play vir­tu­ally flaw­less golf over the course of the week­end, giv­ing even his most dogged ri­vals Justin Rose (ENG, -18, T2), Rickie Fowler (USA, -18, T2) and Ja­son Day (AUS, -16, 4) no chance. This is Leish­man’s first vic­tory in a Play­off

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