Leishman is one of the hottest players on either team given his win two weeks ago at the BMW Championship. Thanks to the win and a third at the Dell Technologies Championship, Leishman cracked the world top 20 for the first time.
The 33-year-old Aussie is one of the better clubhouse guys on the team and is having a career year.
Leishman also won at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and tied for second at The Open.
He cycled through partners at the 2015 Presidents Cup, going 0-2 before teaming with Adam Scott to halve with Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes. He then picked up a crucial point on Sunday singles in downing Jordan Spieth 1 up to keep the Internationals in the mix down 14.5-13.5 with two matches left on the course.
Leishman also did well as a rookie in 2013, going 2-2 with a win against Matt Kuchar in singles.
This year, Leishman’s been statistically brilliant with top-50 marks in all five major strokes gained catgories. He’s most known for his reliable flat stick which has him 37th in strokes gained putting, 26th in total putting and 17th in three-putt avoidance.
He has felt similarly to others on the team that the camaraderie has blossomed in recent years.
“My first Presidents Cup compared to my second Presidents Cup, I feel like we bonded earlier that week as a team. The feeling around the team room was just a lot better,” Leishman told Golfworld’s Tim Rosaforte. “Hopefully it will work better this time. We’ve got more guys that have played before. We know each other. Everyone on the team knows each other well. It’s going to be very tough to beat the Americans, but I feel like this is a good opportunity for us. There are a few guys in good form that have bonded well, so I’m really excited for the week.”