CIMB Classic Recap: Takes Title in Malaysia
CIMB Classic Recap: Takes Title in Malaysia

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Marc Leishman got out of the gate fast in 2018 with five top-10s in five months. He tied for ninth at the Masters and was runner-up at the Byron Nelson. Over the next five months … crickets, zero top-10s. Heck, Leishman didn't even finish top-10 in the 30-man Tour Championship, or for that matter in the top-20. He had fallen from 12th in the world to 24th.

So coming into the CIMB Classic, you'd be forgiven for bypassing Leishman. But you, and us, also would've been left shaking our heads, as that very same Leishman bludgeoned the field at TPC Kuala Lumpur. He won by a whopping five strokes over the trio of Emiliano Grillo, Chesson Hadley and Bronson Burgoon.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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