Leishman's first victory was worth the wait

Posted: June 26, 2012

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman shot an 8-under 62 on Sunday in the Travelers Championship, then went back to the clubhouse to eat, watch some soccer, and see where he would finish.

More than two hours later, after Charley Hoffman blew a 2-stroke lead on the final two holes, Leishman was hoisting his first trophy on the PGA Tour.

Leishman, a 28-year-old Australian, began the day 6 strokes behind the leaders but made eight birdies in a bogey-free round. He finished at 14-under 266.

Hoffman was 16 under heading to the 17th hole but pushed his tee shot right and into the water. He made a double bogey and bogeyed the 18th after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. He closed with a 66 to tie for second with Masters champion Bubba Watson, who shot a 65.


WATERLOO, Ontario - Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff.

Lang missed a birdie try on the hole in regulation, leaving her tied with Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park, and Chella Choi at 16-under 286. Choi was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Park dropped out on the second.

Lang closed with her second straight 67, Choi had a 63, Seo a 67, and Park a 69.

European Tour

PULHEIM, Germany - Danny Willett of England won his first European Tour title after beating Marcus Fraser of Australia in a playoff at the BMW International Open. Willett shot a final-round 73 for an 11-under total of 277 to finish with a share of the lead with Fraser, who shot a last-day 71 in rainy conditions on the Gut Larcenhof course.

Champions Tour

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec - Mark Calcavecchia won the Montreal Championship for his second Champions Tour title, matching the course record with an 8-under 64 for a 4-stroke victory. The 52-year-old Calcavecchia had six birdies and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 16th hole on Richelieu Valley's Vercheres Course. He finished at 16-under 200.

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