WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman has posted his best finish in one of golf's four majors at this morning's US PGA Championship in South Carolina.
Leishman carded an even-par 72 in today's final round to finish in a tie for 27th at one-over.
He made three birdies in his first six holes and looked a good chance to post a strong finish until he double-bogeyed the toughest hole on the Ocean Course layout at Kiawah Island, the par-four 13th.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was in a league of his own, carding a six-under 66 final round to finish at 13-under, eight shots clear of his nearest rival, Englishman David Lynn.
Prior to the last day, Leishman was well placed to launch a final round charge in the US PGA Championship.
The 28-year-old was tied for 21st heading into this morning’s final round on the treacherous ocean course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Leishman, who carded a two-over par 74 opening round, had an even-par round on Saturday morning and yesterday morning had a one-under 71.
He was one-over for the tournament, seven shots behind joint leaders, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and Fijian Vijay Singh who were yet to complete their third rounds after play was suspended because of a storm.
Australia’s Adam Scott had put himself in a strong position for major championship redemption halfway through the storm-interrupted third round. He charged into third place yesterday to sit just a shot behind McIlroy and Singh before rain suspended play.
The Queenslander is four-under par through nine holes to be five-under for the tournament as he looks to chase down the two former world No.1s.