Wife’s survival is more important for Marc Leishman

MARC Leishman won't care what he shoots in this week's PGA Tour event in New Orleans, the Victorian is just thankful his wife is alive after developing the potentially fatal toxic shock syndrome.

Leishman (pictured with his wife Audrey and son Harvey in 2013) pulled out of this month's Masters at the 11th hour after doctors rang to say Audrey had little chance of surviving.

While her husband was in Augusta preparing for the first major of the year, Audrey finally went to hospital after deciding she needed help to shake off what she thought was the flu.

Put in an induced coma for four days, she is now recovering well despite having to learn how to walk again.

Leishman said he had been unsure about returning to the Tour, but added his wife assured him she was fine.

Fellow Aussies Jason Day, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, Steven Bowditch, Greg Chalmers, Scott Gardiner, Jarrod Lyle, Cameron Percy, John Senden and Cameron Smith are also in the field.