Marc Leishman says he would love to break his duck on home soil at this week’s Australian PGA Championship. Leishman has 14 professional wins to his name – four coming on the PGA Tour and one on the European Tour – but he is yet to land a title in his homeland.
The 35-year-old heads into this week’s tournament at Royal Pines Resort following a tie for second at the ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf, where he partnered Cameron Smith.
The world number 21 is seen as one of the favourites to land the spoils on the Gold Coast and he admits it would be a fantastic achievement to lift the trophy on Sunday. “Very keen. It’s a missing part of my resume, that I haven’t won one of the big events in Australia. I’d love to do it this week,” he said.
“It’s a really good golf course. They’ve made some pretty drastic but good changes to it. I’d love to be lifting the trophy at the end of the week like Cam was last year.”
Smith is aiming to become the first player since Robert Allenby in 2001 to successfully defend the title, having won it for the first time last year by beating compatriot Jordan Zunic in a play-off.