Who's who in golf - Justin Leonard


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Name: - Justin Leonard
Country: - USA
Born : - Jun 15, 1972
Original Home/Club: - Dallas, Texas
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1994

Roll of Honour

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


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Top tournaments won by Justin Leonard

2008Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind276 (-4)$1,080,000
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].
2007Men AmericaTexas OpenLa Cantera GC261 (-19)$810,000
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].
2005Men AmericaDesert ClassicPGA West332 (-28)$846,000
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). [PGA West (Palmer), La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
2005Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicTPC Southwind266 (-14)$882,000
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].
2003Men AmericaHonda ClassicMirasol, CC at264 (-24)$900,000
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].
2002Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town270 (-14)$720,000
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].
2001Men AmericaTexas OpenLa Cantera GC266 (-18)$540,000
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].
2000Men AmericaTexas OpenLa Cantera GC261 (-19)$468,000
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].
1998Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass278 (-10)$720,000
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].
1997Men AmericaKemper OpenTPC Potomac274 (-10)$270,000
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].
1997Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Troon272 (-12)£250,000
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].
1996Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills266 (-22)$216,000
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].
1992Men AmateurUS AmateurMuirfield Village8 & 7n/a
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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