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For PGA Tour pro Marc Leishman, being back on course at the Zurich Classic is 'therapeutic'

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Marc Leishman watches his drive on the third hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Lieshman, who has missed recent Tour events for family reasons, returns this week at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Marc Leishman watches his drive on the third hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Lieshman, who has missed recent Tour events for family reasons, returns this week at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)  (The Associated Press)

PGA Tour pro Marc Leishman expects his swing to be rusty at this weekend's Zurich Classic, not that he's terribly concerned about it.

His outlook is transformed since taking the past month off to be with family and tend to his two young boys while his wife, Audrey, fought off an infection that nearly killed her.

Leishman says that when his wife was in a medically induced coma, he wondered if he'd have to become a stay-at-home dad and hang up his clubs for a while. But Audrey is home now, progressing through what's expected to be a months-long recovery.

Leishman says he doesn't expect to contend at the TPC Louisiana, where the field includes several players in good recent form, including Justin Rose, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson.