LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Marc Leishman allowed himself to dream of being among the best, even if there were times that that looked a long way off. It’s hard to think about trophies while working the graveyard shift. That was one of the jobs Leishman took briefly early in his career in Australia, when he needed money to pay for entry fees. He operated a laser that cut thick sheets of metal into various shapes. One wrong move could mean the loss of a limb, tough work for an aspiring golfer, especially at $10 an hour working from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. “It was hard work — and hard staying awake,” he said. “That wasn’t too good for my golf, so that lasted a week.
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