News & ToursJune 25, 2012

Video: Leishman picks up his first PGA Tour win with a little help

The Travelers Championship produced a final round that had everything, including possibly the most live looks ever at the practice range. That's what happens when the eventual winner finishes more than two hours ahead of the final group.

Starting the day six shots behind, Marc Leishman fired a 62 to vault up the leader board. His 14-under total wound up holding up when a host of contenders faltered down the stretch. Here are the highlights from a Sunday at TPC River Highlands that saw a 61, a 62, a hole-in-one and some not-so-good golf under pressure either:

While a bunch of players had a chance to win, only one -- Charley Hoffman -- seemed to have the tournament wrapped up. He held a two-shot lead on the 17th tee, but a drive into the water led to a double bogey and a bogey on No. 18 abruptly ended his week.

Meanwhile, Leishman earned his first PGA Tour win. That shouldn't come as too much of a surprise considering the Australian was the tour's Rookie of the Year in 2009. But the manner in which he achieved his maiden victory certainly was. Leishman entered Sunday 164th in final-round scoring average and 150th in strokes gained-putting. To post his closing 62 he needed just 24 putts.

-- Alex Myers

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