Leishman takes two-shot lead in LIV Golf

Australia’s Marc Leishman has a claimed a two-shot lead going into the final round of the LIV Golf event in Arizona.

Overnight leader Leishman shot a five-under 66 at The Gallery GC on Saturday to get to 11-under but he has two major champions breathing down his neck.

Sergio Garcia is outright second after a 65 with Louis Oosthuizen (68) a further shot back and tied with Cameron Tringale, Charles Howell and Brendan Steele.

Leishman’s countryman Matt Jones racked up eight birdies but also a double bogey and two bogeys to be tied 10th, six shots from the lead.

Australia’s world No.5 Cameron Smith (70) was well out of the individual title picture, tied 34th in the 48-player field, 10 shots behind Leishman.

Fellow Australian Jed Morgan was tied 45th at five over after a 74.

The Australian team, Rippper, was third in the teams competition at 17 under – counting the scores of Leishman, Jones and Smith – five shots behind Garcia’s leading Fireballs.

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