Greg Norman Says Australia has one of the most underrated player Marc Leishman on the PGA tour and it takes to break the nations major drought in the upcoming PGA championship which begin from the 6 August 2020 Thursday.
When asked by foxsports.com.au last month if an Australian could win a major soon, Leishman was the first name that came to mind for Norman.
“I think Leish has got a chance,” the two-time Open champion said. “He’s probably one of the most underrated golfers out there from when I watch him play.
“I do enjoy watching him play because he’s methodically simple, you know? And he’s a great putter too.”
“I can’t wait for the PGA. Harding Park is a course I really like and I played well there at the WGC-Match Play in 2015,” Leishman told AAP’s Evin Priest last week.
“It’s probably my best opportunity to win one because generally PGA Championship courses don’t set up well for me.”
Prior to the lockdown, Scott was trending in the right direction having burst back into the world’s top 10 off the back of an impressive 2019 and early 2020.
“He’s got the golf swing that’s never going to fail him,” Norman said. “What fails him sometimes is his putter, so that’s his nemesis.
“When he has a feeling of confidence with that he’s always going to be consistently there.”
He is Australia’s most recent major-winner having taken home the PGA Championship in 2015 at Whistling Straits shortly before he became world No.1 later that year.
Norman, who spent 331 weeks as the world’s best player, said he’d like to see another Australian conquer the world like he did for much of the 1980s and 1990s, but warned of complacency in today’s age.
“I want to say, ‘yes, that will happen’. But again, it depends on how hungry you are,” Norman said.
“These guys make a lot of money in relative terms. These guys are making – I don’t know – but they’re making millions of dollars a year, so they’re comfortable. They’re very, very comfortable. They’re doing stuff they love to do.
“Now, to push yourself to the next level, if you want to be No.1 player in the world like Tiger Woods or myself for X number of years, that’s another effort. That’s another level you’ve got to go to.
“That becomes a mental deal, that depends on the person’s intestinal fortitude then it becomes something different.”