Marc Leishman wins Travelers Championship
By mustang6560 on 6/25/12
Marc Leishman won his first PGA Tour event Sunday at the Travelers Championship.
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 wait to see where he would finish.

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

"I think Charley was on the 15th when I turned the golf on," Leishman said. "I watched that, then just went over and hit some balls and putted for a bit and it turned out well."
The Travelers is no stranger to first time winners. Masters champion Bubba Watson ('10), Hunter Mahan ('07) and Fredrik Jacobon ('11) all won their first PGA Tour event at TPC River Highlands. In fact, five out of the last seven winners had their breakout win at the Travelers.

It's nice that the Travelers is developing its own unique storyline as the first-time winners' tournament. No offense to our friends in the Northeast, but if it wasn't for that storyline, it would be even harder garner attention for the post-U.S. Open event.

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