Who's who in golf - Lee Janzen


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Name: - Lee McLeod Janzen
Country: - USA
Born : - August 28th, 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 US PGA Tour (8) and Champions Tour.


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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

2015Snr AmericaChubb ClassicTwinEagles200 (-16)$240,000
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 13-15). First-time Champions Tour winner Janzen (USA) beat Bart Bryant (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. This was Janzen's first individual win since his victory in the 1998 US Open. [Talon course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].
2002Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC185 (-31)$250,000
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].
1998Men MajorsUS OpenOlympic Club280 (E)$535,000
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].
1995Men AmericaKemper OpenTPC Potomac272 (-12)$252,000
Played as the Kemper Open (June 8-11). 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].
1995Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass283 (-5)$540,000
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].
1995Men AmericaThe InternationalCastle Pines34 pts$270,000
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].
1994Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC268 (-16)$216,000
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].
1993Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale273 (-11)$180,000
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].
1993Men MajorsUS OpenBaltusrol GC272 (-8)$290,000
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].
1992Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.270 (-18)$198,000
Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Feb 13-16). Second-placed Bill Britton (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Janzen (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; one round also played on the Starr Pass course].

 

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