ABOUT JUSTIN LEONARD
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Justin Leonard made his PGA TOUR debut in 1994. That year, he became the fourth golfer to go directly from college to the TOUR without going through Q-School, joining Gary Hallberg, Scott Verplank, and Phil Mickelson.
A 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Leonard captured the 1997 Open Championship and the 1998 Players Championship, and was ranked in the top 10 of the official world golf ranking for 24 weeks in 1998 to 1999. Leonard qualified for the United States Ryder Cup team in 1997, 1998 and 2008. In the 1999 event, he made a 45-foot putt for birdie on the 17th hole to complete a comeback by the US Team on the final day.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Leonard was a two-time all-American, a winner of the 1992 U.S. Amateur and the 1994 Haskins award winner as the most outstanding collegiate golfer. He and his wife, Amanda, currently reside in Aspen, CO with their four children.
12-TIME PGA TOUR EVENT WINNER
1997The Open Championship
1998The Players Championship
2000Westin Texas Open At Lacantera
2001Texas Open At Lacantera
2003The Honda Classic
2005FedEx St. Jude Classic
2005Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
2007Valero Texas Open
2008Stanford St. Jude Championship