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Marla Ridenour: Wife's near-fatal illness gives Australia's Marc Leishman new outlook on life, golf

For his first nine holes Thursday at Firestone Country Club, Marc Leishman could have looked over at his wife, Audrey, outside the ropes just to make sure she was all right. But Leishman didn't feel that was necessary. He trusted that Audrey knew her physical limitations. She'd realized she had to call for a cart after just two holes at the Players Championship May 7. She'd gone nine for three rounds at the Memorial Tournament in June. But Leishman, a 31-year-old Australian, will never again take for granted that Audrey is walking alongside him. Not after she spent nearly a week in April in a medically induced coma. Not after he spent four days thinking she was going to...