Australian Marc Leishman is on the cusp of an eye-watering $6 million payday after turning back again the clock to direct immediately after the next round of the LIV Golf occasion in Arizona.
Leishman, who has tumbled out of the world’s major 50 and will not perform The Masters at Augusta up coming month, holds a two-shot lead from Sergio Garcia heading into the closing round of the 54-gap occasion.
Leishman (-11) shot a five-less than 66 in his 2nd round on Sunday early morning (AEDT) as he closes in on his 1st get on Greg Norman’s breakaway tour.
The individual winner of the Tuscon occasion, the second on the LIV program for 2023, will financial institution $5.97 million ahead of opportunity workforce winnings.
Leishman chipped in for eagle on his first hole in the next round and then extended his right away lead to keep a cushion from former Masters winner Garcia (-9).
“It was a actually warm get started and a excellent front nine, and I cooled off a very little on the back again 9 but I did not let it get away from me, which has been a fault of mine for the final yr or two, owning a negative hour or so,” Leishman mentioned.
“I’m usually a leaderboard watcher and I like to know where I am. I delight in the stress and I guess that is why we do the tough function to get ourselves in that condition.”
Leishman’s team captain, The Open champion Cameron Smith (-1), is striving to uncover his best form right before The Masters but is nicely out of rivalry for personal honour in Arizona.