Name:Justin Charles Garrett Leonard
Born:Jun 15, 1972 in Dallas, Texas.
Original/Home Club:Lake Highlands H.S.
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].
Played as the Valero Texas Open (Oct 4-7). Justin Leonard (USA) beat Jesper Parnevik (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. This was the third of Leonard's three wins in his home state Open championship. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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 Justin Leonard (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win, and the second of his three wins in his home state Open championship. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the Westin Texas Open at LaCantera (Sept 21-24). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 5 shots behind Justin Leonard (USA), who recorded the first of three wins in his home state Open championship. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
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].
Played as the Kemper Open (June 5-8). Second-placed Mark Wiebe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Justin 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].
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].
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 5 shots behind 24-year-old Justin Leonard (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
The US Amateur Championship (92nd) (Aug 25-31). Justin Leonard (USA) beat Tom Scherrer (USA) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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