Australian Marc Leishman is on the cusp of an eye-watering $6 million payday just after turning back the clock to direct soon after the 2nd spherical of the LIV Golf celebration in Arizona.
Leishman, who has tumbled out of the world’s best 50 and will not engage in The Masters at Augusta upcoming thirty day period, holds a two-shot guide from Sergio Garcia heading into the ultimate round of the 54-gap occasion.
Leishman (-11) shot a 5-underneath 66 in his 2nd round on Sunday early morning (AEDT) as he closes in on his initial earn on Greg Norman’s breakaway tour.
The individual winner of the Tuscon function, the next on the LIV routine for 2023, will bank $5.97 million just before likely group winnings.
Leishman chipped in for eagle on his to start with gap in the next spherical and then prolonged his overnight direct to hold a cushion from former Masters winner Garcia (-9).
“It was a really warm start and a fantastic front 9, and I cooled off a minor on the back again 9 but I didn’t enable it get away from me, which has been a fault of mine for the previous 12 months or two, obtaining a undesirable hour or so,” Leishman claimed.
“I’m constantly a leaderboard watcher and I like to know the place I am. I get pleasure from the pressure and I guess that is why we do the challenging function to get ourselves in that scenario.”
Leishman’s workforce captain, The Open champion Cameron Smith (-1), is attempting to uncover his ideal variety before The Masters but is well out of competition for specific honour in Arizona.