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Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
  • Residence: Dallas, Texas
  • College: Texas
  • Birthdate: June 15, 1972
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Professional: 1994
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Player Notes

Winner of 1992 U.S. Amateur championship. . . Won the 1994 NCAA championship at 17 under par 271, equaling the NCAA record set by Phil Mickelson in 1992. . .One of the few to earn a PGA Tour card without a trip to Q-School. He did it by playing on invitations after turning pro and finishing 126th on the 1994 money list. . . Won three tournaments ('97 Kemper, British and'98 Players) after coming from five strokes behind on Sunday. . .Member of the 1997 and '99 Ryder Cup Team. . .Member of the 1996, '98 & 2003 President Cup team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
8 - 1996 Buick Open; 1997 Kemper Open, British Open; 1998 Players Championship; 2000 Westin Texas Open at LaCantera; 2001 Texas Open At LaCantera; 2002 WorldCom Classic; 2003 Honda Classic.

Career Summary

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 5; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.58; money $140,413 (ranked 126th); best finish, 3rd, Anheuser-Busch Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.23 (ranked T17th); money $748,793 (ranked 22nd); best finish, 2nd, LaCantera Texas Open and T2nd Motorola Western Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.47 (ranked 26th); money $943,140 (ranked 11th); winner, Buick Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 69.76 (ranked 9th); money $1,587,531 (ranked 5th); winner Kemper Open and British Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.12 (ranked 20th); money $1,671,823 (ranked 8th); winner Players Championship.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 26; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 69.59 (ranked 4th); money $2,020,991 (ranked 8th); 2nd Phoenix Open and T2nd in British Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 93 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 4; money $2,023,465 (ranked 14th); Winner at the Texas Open at LaCantera

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.14 / (18th); driving distance - 272.7 / (105th); driving accuracy -71.6% / (45th); GIR - 67.8% / (51st); putting - 1.757 / (45th); birdie average - 3.54 per rd / (78th) / total birdies - 329; sand saves - 51.4% / (130th); scrambling - 62.0% / (37th); all-around rank - 512 / (35th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 99 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 9; money $1,783,842 (ranked 25th); Winner at the Texas Open at LaCantera

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.68 / (52nd); driving distance - 275.7 / (135th); driving accuracy -70.5% / (59th); GIR - 66.9% / (78); putting - 1.742 / (25th); birdie average - 3.91 per rd / (29th) / total birdies - 387; sand saves - 51.6% / (102nd); scrambling - 60.9% / (72nd); all-around rank - 556 / (42nd).

2002 Notes
In his win at the WorldCom he played the final round without a birdie, first time that had happened on the PGA TOUR since Vijay Singh did it in the 1995 Buick Classic.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 94 ; in money -23; top-10 finishes - 7; money $2,738,235 (ranked 8th); Winner at the WorldCom Classic

2002 Stats
Scoring - 69.86 / (8th); driving distance - 278.7 / (119th); driving accuracy -73.7% / (24th); GIR - 67.6% / (48th); putting - 1.722 / (6th); birdie average - 4.07 per rd / (8th) / total birdies - 383; sand saves - 54.4% / (50th); all-around rank - 344 / (7th).

2003 Notes
Was runner-up in the MasterCard Colonial.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; Rounds Played - 75; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $2,450,525 Rank (17th); Best finish: Won at the Honda Classic

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.17 / (24th); Driving Distance - 279.1 / (150th); Driving Accuracy - 68.2% / (61st); GIR - 65.0% / (100th); Putting - 1.718 / (2nd); Birdie Average - 3.92 per rd / (26th) / Total Birdies - 294; Sand Saves - 59.1% / (6th); All-Around Rank - 497 / (24th)

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