11 Facts About Justin Leonard


Justin Charles Garrett Leonard was born on June 15,1972 and is an American professional golfer.

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Justin Leonard has twelve career wins on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1997 Open Championship.

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Justin Leonard attended the University of Texas in Austin and was the individual NCAA champion in 1994.

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Justin Leonard won the 1992 US Amateur, was a two-time All-American, and won the Haskins Award in 1994 as the most outstanding collegiate golfer.

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Justin Leonard ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for 24 weeks in 1998 and 1999.

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Justin Leonard had opportunities to win other major championships, notably at the 1999 Open Championship and the 2004 PGA Championship; in both instances he fell into a playoff with a bogey on the 72nd hole.

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Justin Leonard was ahead by three shots at the 54-hole mark of the 2002 PGA Championship before shooting a final round 77 and finishing tied for fourth.

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In 2015, Justin Leonard moved to Aspen, Colorado, which is not conducive to the year-round practice of golf and began to transition to a career as a golf announcer.

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Justin Leonard played in only 16 tournaments that year, his best finish being a tie for 16th at the Northern Trust Open.

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Justin Leonard returned to the PGA for one event in 2022, competing in the Byron Nelson where he failed to make the cut.

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Justin Leonard joined Golf Channel in 2015 as an analyst for Golf Central "Live From" and PGA Tour live tournament coverage.

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