Height: 6 ft. 2 in
Weight: 200 lbs
Turned Pro: 2005
Birthplace: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
After having a successful amateur career in his native Australia, Leishman turned pro at the age of 21 years old in 2005. He played on the various mini Tours in the United States for a couple of seasons initially. In 2008, Leishman played on the Nationwide Tour and won the WNB Golf Classic by a massive eleven shots on his way to ending the year 19th in the standings. As a result, he captured his first PGA Tour card.
He played 28 events in his rookie season, making the cut 18 times. He had three top 10s with a best result coming at the BMW Championship, a FedEx Cup event, where he was runner-up to Tiger Woods. He would end the season as Rookie of the Year for the PGA Tour and a career best 20th in the FedEx Cup.
Leishman would have another runner-up the following season, this time in his second event of the year, at the Farmers Insurance Open. He finished a single stroke behind winner Ben Crane. He would finish his second season in 59th place on the money list. It was in 2012 that Leishman had his best season to date. He captured his first (and only to date) PGA Tour title at the Travelers Championship in June. He had a startling final round of 62 to win the title by one shot from Charley Hoffman and Bubba Watson. His other top 10 was at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where he finished in a tie for 3rd place. Leishman would be 41st on the money list at the end of the season.
Leishman would finish runner-up at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2014 and also had two 3rd place finishes, at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. The Australian led the Masters after round one and would end the week in a tie for 4th. He also finished well at the British Open where he was 5th. Leishman ended the season 32nd on the money list thanks to his six top 10s.