Marc Leishman wins the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player County Club in Sun City, South Africa.
A final round -5 under par 67 gave the emotional six shot victory to Marc at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, with a -19 under par total. It had been a difficult year for Marc as his wife Audrey got very unwell, and he was unsure of his golfing future, but now everything in the garden is rosy;
“It’s amazing. I’m so happy. It’s not very often you can walk up 18 with a good cushion and enjoy it.”
“I knew it was going to be a really tough day, I knew I had to play well. Henrik’s an awesome player and I knew he’d make me earn it, which he did.”
“I’m really pleased that I could play as well as I did and have a little bit of a buffer there at the end.”
“Golf’s a lot easier when you don’t have to make up lost ground, especially on this golf course where there’s trouble everywhere.”
“I was really happy to not have too many bogeys. I definitely found out where the trouble was in the practice round.”
“I’m pretty happy to have this year over, to be honest.”
“Audrey got very sick and I lost an uncle who I was very close to. This tops off what was otherwise not a great year.”
“Three weeks ago we moved into a new house, so this will help pay for that.”
Henrik Stenson finished in second place, a last round of even par was not what he was looking for, four birdies cancelled out by four bogey’s, finishing way back at -13 under par.
Third place went to Chris Wood, at -9 under par, a last round -4 under par getting him into that spot on his own.
Byeong-hun An, fresh from being crowned the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year finished this tournament at -7 under par in 8th place on his own.