For the second time in as many starts this season Leishman flirted with the top of the leaderboard in a final day birdie blitz but again ran out of holes, posting a final round of eight-under 63 at TPC Summerlin to take the clubhouse lead at 19-under-par.

It would prove to be five shots shy of Korean Sungjae Im who delivered the round of the day to earn his second PGA Tour title, his 62 highlighted by a run of five straight birdies from the ninth hole.

Tied for 15th through 54 holes, Leishman peeled off five birdies of his own on the front nine and when he added three more at holes 11, 13 and 14 had drawn to within just one of the lead.

But a tee shot that he lost right at the par-4 15th and an approach shot that bounced back into the water to make bogey at the par-5 16th ultimately brought Leishman’s hopes undone, a birdie at the 72nd hole earning a share of third alongside Rory Sabbatini and Adam Schenk.

The 37-year-old shot 65 in the final round to finish fourth at the Fortinet Championship three weeks ago and intends to use this hot start as a platform for a big 2022 campaign.

“It’s good just to be playing well, feeling good over the ball, seeing the putts go in,” said Leishman, who will stay in Vegas this week for the CJ Cup.

“It’s been a while since that’s happened and for it to happen at Napa and then here again it’s a good feeling.

“You have to do everything pretty well when you shoot a number like that. To do it on a Sunday makes you feel pretty good.

“Hopefully I can continue on next week and for the rest of the season.”

Like Leishman, Cam Davis saved his best golf for the final round, closing with a five-under 66 to earn a share of 27th alongside fellow New South Welshman Matt Jones who made a strong return to the Tour after a five-week layoff.

Min Woo Lee the best of the Aussies at the Open de Espana on the European Tour, finishing in a tie for 39th.

Min Woo’s sister Minjee was the leading Australian at the LPGA Tour’s Cognizant Founders Cup as she shared 25th position, while Robyn Choi completed her Symetra Tour season by finishing in a tie for 30th at the Symetra Tour Championship in Florida.


PGA Tour
Shriners Children’s Open
Marc Leishman
T27 Cam Davis, Matt Jones
T35 Adam Scott

European Tour
Acciona Open de España
Min Woo Lee
T56 Jason Scrivener
MC Scott Hend, Maverick Antcliff

Cognizant Founders Cup
Minjee Lee
T42 Hannah Green
T51 Su Oh
T55 Katherine Kirk
MC Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Kemp

Japan Golf Tour
Bridgestone Open
Anthony Quayle
T36 David Bransdon
T42 Todd Sinnott
MC Dylan Perry

Korean PGA Tour
Genesis Championship
Junseok Lee, Wonjoon Lee

Symetra Tour
Symetra Tour Championship
Robyn Choi
T55 Stephanie Na
MC Soo Jin Lee, Julienne Soo

LET Access Series
Terre Blanche Ladies Open
Kristalle Blum
T32 Amy Walsh

PGA Tour Champions
Constellation Furyk and Friends
Rod Pampling
T46 Stuart Appleby
T57 Robert Allenby
T63 John Senden
T72 Stephen Leaney
T78 David McKenzie

Legends Tour
Riegler & Partner Legends
Peter Fowler