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Marc Leishman celebrates after winning at Torrey Pines





SAN DIEGO — Aussie Marc Leishman who started the day four shots

behind the lead Sunday, fired a 7-under 65 to hold off Jon Rahm by

a stroke to capture the Farmers Insurance Open. Leishman rolled in

putts from just about everywhere to keep the momentum going

throughout the final round enroute to a final round 65 to finish at

-15 under par.


Leishman ripped off five birdies to shoot a front nine 31, taking charge

early on Sunday, while the lead group of Rahm, McIlroy and Ryan Palmer

struggled out of the gates. Several clutch par saving putts deep into the

back nine proved to be the difference for Leishman, along with another

6-foot birdie roll at the last. The victory was Leishman's fifth on the PGA

Tour and appropriately it came on Australian Day.


Rahm was 4 over through five holes, but made a charge when his eagle

on the par-5 13th dropped, then birdie on the next. After bogey on the

15th, the fiery Spaniard knocked it stiff on 16 & 17 for birdies. Needing

eagle at the 72nd hole to force a playoff, his attempt from 50+ feet came

up just short. Rahm's final round 2 under par - 70, had him finish at 14

under par.


McIlroy, who needed a win to reclaim world no.1, shot a final round 69 to

tie for third with Brandt Snedeker (68).  Tiger Woods finished six shots

back after a final round 70.

 



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