Who's who: Lee Janzen

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Who's who: Lee Janzen

  • Name:

    Lee McLeod Janzen
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 28, 1964 in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Austin, Minnesota
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1986

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Open (1993, '98). Ryder Cup player (1993, '97). Presidents Cup player (1998). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (8) and Champions Tour.

Did you know?

Best known for his two US Open Championship wins (on both occasions Payne Stewart was runner-up), Janzen won six other events on the PGA Tour between 1992 and 1998. In 1993 and 1997 he represented the USA in Ryder Cup teams, and also played on the 1998 Presidents Cup team.

Top tournaments won by Lee Janzen

2015
America
TwinEagles
200 (-16)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 13-15). 50-year-old Lee Janzen (USA) beat Bart Bryant (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his first (and only) Champions Tour win. This was Janzen's first individual win since his victory in the 1998 US Open. [Talon course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].

2002
America
185 (-31)
$250,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 22-24; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Matt Kuchar (USA) & Dave Gossett (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rocco Mediate (USA) & Lee Janzen (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

1998
Majors
280 (E)
$535,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$535,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (98th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 1 shot behind Janzen (USA), who recorded his second major championship win and the last of his eight PGA Tour victories. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (March 23-26). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Janzen (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

1995
America
34 pts
$270,000
Sprint

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

34 pts

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Sprint

Played as the Sprint International (Aug 17-20; modified stableford format). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 point behind Janzen (USA). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].

1995
America
272 (-12)
$252,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

Played as the Kemper Open (June 8-11). Lee Janzen (USA) beat Corey Pavin (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

1994
America
268 (-16)
$216,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Classic (June 9-12). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Janzen (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1993
Majors
272 (-8)
$290,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$290,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (93rd) (June 17-20). Second-placed Payne Stewart (USA) finished 2 shots behind Janzen (USA), who tied Jack Nicklaus's 1980 record low score for 72 holes in the US Open. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

1993
America
273 (-11)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 28-31). Second-placed Andrew Magee (USA) finished 2 shots behind Janzen (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

1992
America
270 (-18)
$198,000
Northern Telecom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Janzen, Lee

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Northern Telecom

Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Feb 13-16). Second-placed Bill Britton (USA) finished 1 shot behind 27-year-old Lee Janzen (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two days also used Starr Pass GC].

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