In the 17 years Denis McDade has worked with PGA Tour pro Marc Leishman, there have been two constants—Leishman's fearless attitude and his artistic swing.
"The hallmarks of his swing are its relaxed, free-flowing nature and its simplicity, McDade says. "And don't be fooled by his easy-going nature; he's one of the most highly competitive people I've ever met. He'll always try to win a tournament rather than play for second. He won't die wondering."
That combo of silky swing and go-for-it attitude helped Leishman to two PGA Tour victories in 2017, the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard and the BMW Championship. Those wins quietly moved him into the top 15 in the World Golf Ranking, a place where Leishman would prefer to stay.
The key to that will be maintaining the balanced-and-athletic action Leishman has relied on for years, McDade says.
Leishman agrees on its importance: "If my balance and tempo are good," he says, "there's not a lot that can go wrong."