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Golf roundup: Marc Leishman's late eagle putt helps him win the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Golf roundup: Marc Leishman's late eagle putt helps him win the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Marc Leishman holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead Sunday, and he stayed there with two tough pars at the end to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and earn a trip to the Masters.

In a final hour that featured four players having at least a share of the lead, Leishman is the only one who didn't blink.

His final act was a pitch-and-run from 45 yards away on the closing hole at Bay Hill that ran out to within three feet. He calmly made the par putt for a three-under-par 69 and one-shot victory over Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman.

The only thing missing was a handshake from the King. This was the first Arnold Palmer Invitational since...

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