June 25, 2012- Mark Leishman has finally captured a PGA Tour win. On Sunday, Leishman won his first tournament on the PGA tour, after completing his round over two hours before the last groups. Leishman ended the four-day event with a round of 8 under par to win the Travelers Championship.
Following his final round, he had lunch in the clubhouse, watched some European Championship soccer and waited to see how the finish would turn out. Over two hours later, Leishman hoisted the championship trophy for the tournament after Charley Hoffman lost a two-stroke lead over the last two holes.
The Aussie was six strokes back to start the day, but had eight birdies in a round that was bogey-free. He ended the tournament at 14-under par. During his speech after receiving the trophy, he said he did not think the final score he posted was good enough to win.
Hoffman reached the 17th at 16-under, but his tee shot went right and landed in the water. He recorded a double-bogey and then bogeyed the final hole from a bunker alongside the green.
Hoffman’s 66 placed him in a tie for second with Bubba Watson, the Masters champion who had a final round 65. Leishman’s final round 62 was the lowest final round score a champion on tour has had this season.