Medal favourite Leishman to play Australian PGA

Australia’s most in-form player, Marc Leishman has confirmed he will compete at the Australian PGA Championship from 30 November to 3 December.

Currently a favourite for the Greg Norman Medal and World Number 13, Leishman has won twice on the PGA Tour in 2017.

Marc Leishman Marc Leishman (Credit: PGA Australia)

His first victory came in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational then six months later he followed it with a win at the BMW Championship.

Leishman recorded a further five top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR, his most recent being a runner-up result at the CJ Cup @ NINE BRIDGES after a two hole playoff with Justin Thomas.

Leishman also represented the International Team at The President’s Cup.

“To be considered for the Greg Norman Medal is a great honour, particularly given the depth of talent in the Australian golf industry. 2017 has been an exceptional year for myself and my family,” said Marc Leishman.

“I always like coming home to play and teeing it up at the Australian PGA Championship was particularly important to me this year so I can attend the Awards evening and thank the Australian golf fans for all their support this year.”

“I have always enjoyed coming to the Gold Coast, it’s a fun tournament in a fun location, I am sure this year will be another excellent week.”

A consistent supporter of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, this will be the fourth time Leishman has teed it up at RACV Royal Pines Resort with his best result being tied 11th in 2013 and 2014.

Leishman becomes the latest world class addition to the Australian PGA Championship field after World Number 12 Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, defending champion Harold Varner III as well as the PGA TOUR winning team of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt.

Australian sports fans will be able to watch Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia in action thanks to fan friendly ticket prices.

General admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25* when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.