Then, he added a birdie on the 18th hole for a 4-under 67 that broke the 72-hole scoring record at the Bmw Championship, which previously belonged to Woods, the guy that left Leishman in awe.
He atoned for his play two weeks ago at the TPC Boston, when he shot 40 on the back nine to lose a two-shot lead at a FedEx Cup playoff event won by PGA champion Justin Thomas.
Jason Day, who played in the final group with Leishman on Saturday, knew he would be tough to beat because he controls where he's hitting the ball and he never gets rattled.
It was a scary time, and it led him to start the "Begin Again Foundation" aimed at helping families get through sepsis and toxic shock syndrome.
Leishman targeted the BMW Championship as a chance to highlight Sepsis Awareness Month, so he asked players to wear ribbons in their cap.
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