Leishman ties for 3rd at Byron Nelson

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship | Wrap | 19 May 2014

Marc Leishman has finished in a share of 3rd position at the HP Byron Nelson Championship continuing what has been a good record in Texas during his career to date.

Leishman finished 3rd in this event two years ago and in 2008 the Victorian set a record on the then Nationwide Tour when winning the WNB Golf Classic in Midland in Texas by a massive eleven shots.

Leishman will earn close to US$400,000 and move just a place or two outside the top 60 and on the verge of a place in the US Open field. He needs to be inside the top sixty by the time the US Open rolls around and has this week’s Crown Plaza Colonial Invitational and the Memorial, both of which he has played well on occasions, to get there.

This week’s winner was Brendon Todd who won for the first time on the PGA Tour although he has been a winner on the Web.Com Tour in the past. The 28 year old held of a strong challenge from a resurgent Mike Weir who, after injury and confidence issues, was chasing his first win in nearly seven years and his first top ten in more than four years.

John Senden was the next best of the Australasians after Leishman when he finished tied for 11th while New Zealander Tim Wilkinson and Greg Chalmers were 22nd.

The PGA Tour now moves to the nearby Fort Worth where the new world number one Adam Scott will tee it up.

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