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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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