Three rounds in the 60's at Oak Hill confirm Marc can add the 2014 US PGA Championship to his schedule as he booked his place at Valhalla after a top 12 finish.
Playing in the first US PGA Championship of his career, Marc started a little slowly returning a four over par 74 by his own admission " I was really frustrated on Thursday night - I just felt I was trying to be too perfect with the golf swing and I paid the price" this put Marc well down the field with a lot of work to do to make the weekend.
However a proven winner on the European Tour and currently in some of the best form of his still young career, Marc battled hard to return a three under par 67 and finish on +1 for the tournament, easily making the cut alongside fellow Scot and Champions of Golf stablemate, Scott Jamieson.
However this was not the end of Marc's US PGA heroics at Oak Hill. He subsequently fired two under par rounds over the weekend as some of the greatest names in golf disappeared from the leaderboards he finished strongly to secure a fine 12th place finish and a return ticket to next years event. As eventual winner Jason Duffner and many others dropped shots at the closing two holes, the most difficult on the testing course, Marc had good chances at birdies to still improve on his weekend rounds of 68 and 69.
“To finish a Major, especially the US PGA, with three rounds in the 60s is very pleasing. It was a great atmosphere out there. Before the start of the week, I would definitely have taken the way I played. I felt really comfortable and confident with everything I was doing. The last three days felt very stress free which is a little unusual on a golf course as tough as this.
"It has been a great year so far and this is just another step in the right direction. A good finish in a Major is something I have obviously not done before. In the next one, I will want to do even better. It has been a great week."
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Everyone at Champions of Golf and all of Marc's sponsors including Farmfoods, Callaway, Odyssey, Oakley and The Scottish Sun want to congratulate Marc on his latest American adventure and wish him the very best of luck for the rest of the European Tour season.