THE Travelers Championship will forever hold a place in Marc Leishman's memory.
The Warrnambool golfer scored his breakthrough USPGA Tour triumph at the TPC River Highlands tournament in 2012.
Leishman will return to the Connecticut course on Thursday a five-time Tour winner hellbent on adding a sixth trophy to his collection.
Reflecting on his 2012 victory, Leishman told PGA Australia a different mental approach helped him over the line as he came from six shots behind in the final round to salute.
"The difference between that tournament and perhaps tournaments that I didn't win was going to bed the night before or teeing off that morning not thinking about winning," he said.
"Going to sleep the Saturday night I certainly wasn't thinking of winning the tournament.
"I was hoping I could play well and maybe get a top-10 but obviously as things progressed through the day those expectations changed.
"All of a sudden when you're not thinking of the result the results come.
"That was a pretty big learning curve for me, to realise that just because you think about winning doesn't mean you're going to win."
He said the result helped ingrain a winning mentality.
"You've got to think about what you can do to get better and how you can play well. That's what's going to lead to winning.
"That's a really good lesson not only for me but anyone who would read this that just thinking about good results is not necessarily going to lead to good results. To be honest, it's probably not going to lead to good results.
"It was something that will be a highlight of my career forever."
Leishman, who revealed he'd shed eight kilograms in December, said he was impressed with the muscle American Bryson DeChambeau had added over the COVID-19 break but ruled out emulating the 26-year-old.
"I don't think I'm going to be doing it. I don't think my body can handle that injury-wise. Fatigue as well," he said. "An extra (15 or 20 kilograms), that's a lot to carry around when it's 35 degrees and humid and you've still got to move your body and know where your body is."
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