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Leishman the Tiger

Leishman tees off at Tigerland tour Jack Riewoldt takes Australian golfer Marc Leishman on a tour around the ME Bank centre, and tries his luck in a nearest to the pin competition.
Australian golfer, and Richmond fan, Marc Leishman, with Jack Riewoldt at the ME Bank Centre.

It’s been five years since Australian golfer Marc Leishman saw an AFL game live, but the lifelong Richmond fan experienced the next best thing yesterday.

Fresh from his opening round at the Australian Masters tournament in Melbourne, Leishman met Tigers’ spearhead Jack Riewoldt for a tour of the ME Bank Centre, and a friendly chipping contest on Punt Road Oval.

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The 30-year-old third-ranked golfer in the country, behind Adam Scott and Jason Day, is based in the United States for the majority of the year, including the entire AFL season.

However, he jumped at the opportunity to visit the Club for the first time yesterday, and was impressed with what he saw.

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“They are awesome new facilities. They’ve got everything here,” Leishman said.

“Growing up a Tigers supporter, it’s good to get in there and have a look around the place.”

Riewoldt, a keen golfer himself, visited Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the opening two rounds of the Masters, following the group of Leishman, Scott and Jack Wilson around the course.

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