“Daddy, why don’t you ever win a trophy.”
After 12 months of listening to his five-year-old son Harvey complain about a lack of silverware, Marc Leishman eventually hit back by landing the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot over 54-hole leaders Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman.
Leishman, 33, carded a final-round 69 to finish 11-under par for the tournament, sealing his second career PGA Tour title following maiden glory at the 2012 Travelers Championship.
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The Australian found himself two shots behind with four holes to play, but hit the front with a 50-foot eagle putt at the par-5 16th.
A clutch up-and-down from the front of the 18th green eventually clinched victory for Leishman, who was instantly congratulated on the green by his wife Audrey and sons Oliver and Harvey.
“You won, Daddy!” Harvey squealed. “Let’s go get the trophy!”
The win was extra sweet for the Leishman family as two years ago Audrey was given a 5 % chance of surviving after a series of infections put her in a medically induced coma.
IN THE BAG: MARC LEISHMAN
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic (Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757), 9 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic, 15 degrees
7-wood: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic, 21 degrees
Irons (3): Callaway Apex UT; (4-PW): Callaway Apex Pro 16
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM6 (58 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide Black
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
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