Who's who: Justin Leonard

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Who's who: Justin Leonard

  • Name:

    Justin Charles Garrett Leonard
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Jun 15, 1972 in Dallas, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Lake Highlands H.S.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1994

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1997). US Amateur champion (1992). Multiple winner on the PGA Tour. Ryder Cup player (1997, 1999). Presidents Cup player (1996, 1998, 2003, 2005).

Did you know?

PGA Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Justin Leonard

2008
America
276 (-4)
$1,080,000
Stanford

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Stanford

Played as the Stanford St Jude Championship (June 5-8). Leonard (USA) beat Trevor Immelman (RSA) and Robert Allenby (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2007
America
261 (-19)
$810,000
Valero

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

Valero

Played as the Valero Texas Open (Oct 4-7). Leonard (USA) beat Jesper Parnevik (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. This was the third of Leonard's three wins in this event. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].

2005
America
266 (-14)
$882,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$882,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the Fedex St Jude Classic (May 26-29). Second-placed and defending champion David Toms (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leonard (USA), who started the final round with an 8 shot lead over Toms. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2005
America
PGA West (Palmer)
332 (-28)
$846,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Venue

PGA West (Palmer)

Score

332 (-28)

Prize money

$846,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 26-30). Second-placed Joe Ogilvie (USA) and Tim Clark (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Leonard (USA). [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].

2003
America
Mirasol, CC at
264 (-24)
$900,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Venue

Mirasol, CC at

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 13-16). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) and Chad Campbell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leonard (USA), who shot a tournament record 24-under-par 264. [Sunset course, CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

2002
America
270 (-14)
$720,000
WorldCom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

WorldCom

Played as the WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf (April 18-21). Second-placed Heath Slocum (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leonard (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

2001
America
266 (-18)
$540,000
La Cantera

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

La Cantera

Played as the Texas Open at La Cantera (Sept 27-30). Second-placed J.J. Henry (USA) and Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Leonard (USA), who recorded the second of his three wins in this event. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].

2000
America
261 (-19)
$468,000
Westin

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$468,000

Title sponsor

Westin

Played as the Westin Texas Open at LaCantera (Sept 21-24). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 5 shots behind home-state winner Leonard (USA), who recorded the first of three wins in his home state open. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 26-29). Second-placed Glen Day (USA) and Tom Lehman (USA) finished 2 shots behind Leonard (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1997
America
274 (-10)
$270,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (June 5-8). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Leonard (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

1997
Majors
272 (-12)
£250,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

£250,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (126th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N. Ire) and Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Leonard (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].

1996
America
Warwick Hills
266 (-22)
$216,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Leonard (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Leonard, Justin

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

x

The US Amateur Championship (92nd). Leonard (USA) beat Tom Scherrer (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

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