Marc Leishman

Interviewed at the end of a long 2014 season when back home in coastal Warrnambool, Victoria, Leishman was enjoying putting the feet up over the festive season before giving any thought to his 2015 campaign.

His high hopes for the season ahead were well founded as the big Victorian narrowly missed out in a playoff for The Open Championship in St Andrews before defeating world number one Jordan Spieth in Singles at the Presidents Cup in Korea a few months later.