It’s a long way from Warrnambool to the dizzying heights of the PGA Tour and for Marc Leishman, the son of a bricklayer, the two worlds could barely be further apart.
Perhaps it is this grounded upbringing that has seen Leishman maintain an everyman attitude to life and the game, right down to his obsession with mowing his own lawn.
The five-time PGA Tour winner is an intriguing character, one who always looks calm on the outside regardless of the circumstances. But don’t be fooled because as he reveals in this interview, there lurks beneath a fiery competitor.
From wife Audrey’s near death experience from Sepsis in 2015 to his close call at that year’s Open Championship at the home of golf, Leishman maintains the perspective of a man who knows three putting is far from the top of the list of things that are important.
In a wide-ranging chat Leishman reveals plenty about his journey so far as well as his plans for the future including why Leishman Lager is a big part of his retirement plans.