Leishman's wife unhappy with US support at Presidents Cup

Audrey Leishman, wife of the Aussie golfer, criticises local support in piece titled "this is not the Tour I know".

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Fri, 6 Oct 2017
Leishman's wife unhappy with US support at Presidents Cup

Marc Leishman’s wife was unimpressed with the local support at the 2017 Presidents Cup.

Audrey, wife of Australian Leishman who competed in a losing International team at Liberty National, thought comments from the crowd were in poor taste.

She describes herself as “an American through and through…raised with Spanish and Filipino cultures”.

"When I met Marc, I did not know a birdie from a bogey. I didn't know anything about any sports really… But over the years I have truly come to appreciate this game," she wrote. "Golf is truly a gentleman's sport. But last week was not the golf I know."

The blog post was entitled “this is not the Tour I know”, and went on to criticise Daniel Berger who said the US wanted to “crush the Internationals as bad as we can”.

“There were many times last week that I thought about what the kids were seeing. The crowds booing for good shots and cheering for missed putts,” she continued.

“The drinking at 7 a.m.? Screaming "Big Easy" to Ernie Els and begging for his autograph and then yelling at his players. Heckling a wife for her beauty and then her husband for his play. I was thankful my boys weren't there to see the way people were treating their daddy. Their hero."

"I only care about how he wins and how he loses," she wrote. "I care that he wins with humility and loses with grace. When Marc shot 40 on the back nine to lose the Dell Technologies Championship he did not throw a fit."

"America has had a hard year," Audrey wrote in closing. "Last week was a chance to come together over something so simple, the love of golf. I wish we could have shown our best. With the Statue of Liberty as our backdrop, we certainly should have."