Leishman’s career year came at a good time

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Marc Leishman picked the wrong bar and wound up with the right girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was a young Austra­lian trying to make his way in American golf. That meant spending most of 2007 driving from one city to the next for Monday qualifiers on the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit. He rolled into Williamsburg, Va., one weekend and decided to go for a beer.

“There weren’t many people in the bar,” he said, smiling at the memory. “It wasn’t a great bar.”

But he saw a young woman across the way, walked over to her and asked her where the best places were in town. They hit it off. And when Leish­man missed out on qualifying for the tournament, he chose to stay in town because of Audrey Hills, a student at William & Mary. MORE

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