Aussie Leishman takes out BMW Championship in style

Marc Leishman reacts after winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.
Marc Leishman reacts after winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. Andy Lyons

AUSTRALIAN Marc Leishman has scored a superb wire-to-wire victory at the PGA Tour's prestigious BMW Championship.

The 33-year-old overcame some late pressure in Monday's (AEST) final round to put himself among the leading contenders the FedEx Cup's whopping $US10 million bonus prize, to be decided next week.

Leishman carded a final round 67 to win by five shots ahead of Englishman Justin Rose and American Rickie Fowler.

Fellow Aussie Jason Day finished fourth, seven shots back.

After taking a five-shot lead into the final round, the Australian's lead was cut to two as Rose made a late charge.

However two huge back-to-back birdie putts on the 15th and 16th holes set up the win, which he completed with a birdie on the last.

It was Leishman's third career victory and second this season after he also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.

Leishman claims a winners' cheque of $US1.57 million but it might be just a taste of the riches to come.

By winning he guarantees himself a top five seeding for next week's season-ending Tour Championship, meaning a win will guarantee him the $US10 million FedEx Cup prize.

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