Marc Leishman Takes the AP Invitational and the Red Cardigan
The Tour made its most emotional stop of the season as players gathered at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational and their salute to the late legend. Amidst several special moments that gave thanks to Arnie, the tournament was kicked off by a minute of silence on the range and a tee-ball by each player, performed like a 21-gun-salute.
For the past year Marc Leishman’s son has been asking him: “Daddy, why don’t you ever win a trophy?” Yesterday, Leishman rolled in a three footer on 18 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and claim that trophy for he and his family.
After draining a 50-foot eagle on the 16th, the Aussie took the lead and pared the last two holes edging out Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner by one stroke.
Leishman’s family rushed the green in celebration and he was shortly-after presented with a red-cardigan, a new tradition and a strong symbol of the late and great Arnold Palmer.