Leishman taking Tour by surprise

LEMONT, Ill. β€” A few reporters in the media center commented that they had never seen or heard of midway BMW Championship contender Marc Leishman, the 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie from Warrnambool, Australia.

The impression I got is that they would have bought it had the big strapping Aussie gone by any of several names when showing up on the leaderboard:

Mark Lieshman.

Mike Lashman.

Mark Lyeman

Marc Unleashman

Joe Lush

Marc Lushman

Frank Kushman

But he’s hanging in there and is the latest evidence that while the Tour might not have as many superstars as it did during the Jack Nicklaus Era, it is deeper than ever.

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