A top-six finisher in three of the last six Open Championships, most memorably at St Andrews in 2015. Leishman closed 64-66 to match what was then the best 36-hole score in major history. It put him into a play-off with eventual champion Zach Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen.
That performance came only three months after he withdrew from The Masters when his wife Audrey went into intensive care with acute respiratory distress and toxic shock syndrome. She was placed into an induced coma and given only a 5% chance of survival, but once her life was saved his career hit new heights.
On his second Presidents Cup appearance in 2015 he beat then Open and Masters champion Jordan Spieth in the concluding singles. Two months later he had a six-stroke victory at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa and in 2017 he entered the world’s top 20 for the first time when he added the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship crown to his success at the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier the same season.
Leishman has since earned two more Presidents Cup caps and three more PGA Tour wins. His most recent success came at the Zurich Classic in April alongside Cameron Smith, after a play-off with Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.