Golf capsules: Marc Leishman wins CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Tanya Simon
October 17, 2018

The American looked to have seen his hopes of keeping in front ended after a costly bogey at the 14th, but then picked up a shot on the par-five final hole, just missing an eagle chance, to finish at five-under for the round.

"Sure, it was disappointing to finish T-10 after being in lead, but I would gave gladly taken this before the start, coming from where I was before this week".

Woodland finished second to American compatriot Ryan Moore in Kuala Lumpur in 2013 and 2014.

"You have to have your foot on the pedal from the first hole and I was happy that I could make a few birdies of my own in the first five holes", said Sharma, who led after the second and third rounds of the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier in the year before finishing tied ninth.

INCHEON, South Korea - In Gee Chun won the KEB Hana Bank Championship, closing with a 5-under 66 for a three-stroke victory over Charley Hull.

"Good thing is that I've been in this position before so I know what happens and what my mind goes through, so I'll just try and relax myself as much as possible", he said.

The top 72 players in the Schwab Cup standings qualified for the playoffs, the three-event series that begins next week in Virginia.

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"My start was not as good, but I came back really strong".

SHOT OF THE DAY: It was basically over after this one dropped... "On Tuesday I got here and I thought I was going to have to call Callaway and get them to leave some more golf balls in my locker, I was hitting my driver a bit sideways".

Leishman's wife Audrey was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome and toxic shock syndrome and she almost died.

Leishman won for the fourth time on the PGA Tour.

"I won't say it made golf less important, but it made me realize that golf's not life or death". Yes, I want to win trophies and lucky enough today to be leaving with one, which my kids will be very happy about. "As long as I give it my best shot, that's what it's all about", said Leishman.

268 - Justin Thomas (USA) 66-69-69-64, Abraham Ancer (MEX) 67-68-68-65, Charles Howell III (USA) 69-67-65-67, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 66-68-65-69, Gary Woodland (USA) 69-61-67-71.

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