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Masters 2015: Marc Leishman withdraws to spend time with his ill wife

By Staff Reporter

Australia's Marc Leishman has withdrawn from the Masters due to personal reasons, tournament organisers announced yesterday.

Leishman's wife Audrey was taken ill with an apparent case of pneumonia last week and put into an induced coma in hospital.

"It is with both deep regret and incredible relief I am withdrawing from the Masters tournament this week," Leishman in a statement.

"My wife Audrey has survived a life-threatening medical emergency and I have decided to remain by her side with our children.

"Thanks to an incredible team of doctors and nurses Audrey appears to be on the road to a full recovery. Our two young children remain blessed to have the world's best mum in their lives. I want to pass along our thanks to all who supported us through this difficult period.

"We ask that you keep Audrey in your thoughts and prayers and I wish my best to all of the competitors for a great 2015 Masters."

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