Australians win big on Sunday

by Maura Hutchinson

It was the perfect way to kick off the Australia Day weekend for two professional golfers who won big on the PGA and European Tours. Read on to find out more about the action from the Farmers Insurance Open and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. 

Leishman’s Mavrik Conquering of Torrey Pines

Australia’s Marc Leishman secured his first win since 2018 with an amazing final round to win the Farmers Insurance Open by 1-stroke.

Leishman began the final round of the tournament 4-shots behind leader Jon Rahm. But five birdies over the first eight holes helped to propel the 36-year-old into the mix. Having finished runner-up at Torrey Pines twice before, Leishman was not letting this one go. He went on to finish with an impressive 7-under-65, squeezing out Rahm by one stroke to secure his fifth PGA Tour title.

“It's really satisfying,” Leishman said afterwards. “I think karma's a thing, but you can never bank on it. I think if you do good things for long enough, not all the time but most of the time you'll get paid off for it. Whether it's winning a golf tournament or just being a nice person.”

Here’s a look at the 36-year-old’s winning bag, including the new Callaway Mavrik Driver, available to Pre-Order now at GolfOnline.

Driver: Callaway Mavrik
Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero; Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
Irons: Callaway X-Forged UT; Callaway Apex Pro 19; Callaway Apex MB
Wedges: Callaway JAWS MD5
Putter: Odyssey Versa #6
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Herbert’s Maiden Win in Dubai

Over on the European Tour, Leishman’s fellow Aussie, Lucas Herbert secured his first win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The 24-year-old started the final day 6-shots off the lead, but an impressive round of 4-under-68 was enough to get him into a playoff with Christian Bezuidenhout, who also finished with a 9-under total. In the end, Herbert was able to hold his nerve, winning the second playoff hole to claim his first European Tour win.

“There’s some pretty awful stuff happening in Australia right now with the fires and Cam Smith said it a couple of weeks ago when he won, everyone around the world is behind us and hopefully we can keep fighting harder than what I did on that first play-off hole,” Herbert told reporters on Sunday.

See Herbert’s winning gear here:

Driver: TaylorMade SIM
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM; TaylorMade M6
Irons: TaylorMade P7TW
Wedges: TaylorMade MG2
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Midnight
Ball: TaylorMade TP5