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Justin Leonard |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 6/15/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170
College: University of Texas

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Justin Leonard held on for a 4-under par 33-34=67 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and a 54-hole tally of 13-under 200, three swings back of leader Derek Fathauer.
After opening in bogey-free 65 and 68, Leonard began the day at 9-under (T5) and three adrift. He joined the lead at 12-under following three consecutive birdies at Nos. 3-5 to turn 3-under. The 43-year-old added circles at 10, 12 and 13, and was one adrift of a streaking Jason Bohn (16-under) when play was stopped due to lightning. After the 84-minute break, he returned to drop consecutive shots at 14 and 15 to fall off the pace. Having previously burnt his Top 25 Career Money List exemption, Leonard is playing this season using his Top 50 exemption. Last season ended a career-worst 183rd in the FedExCup standings after making just eight cuts on 22 starts without a top 10. It was the first season the 12-time winner failed to record a top 10 since joining the TOUR in 1994. Nov 14 - 4:51 PM

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First-round co-leader Justin Leonard followed his opening 65 at OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in today's second round to post 9-under 133 at the break.

The 43-year-old is just three shots off Graeme McDowell's 36-hole pace. It took Leonard over half of his round to dial in, though. He was 1-over through 10 before rallying for five birdies (against one bogey) on Nos. 2-7. Overall, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens. Don't rule out the potential for something special, either. While he's winless since 2008, Leonard linked four sub-70s en route to a T14 at the Wyndham Championship in late August.
Nov 13 - 5:09 PM

Justin Leonard smoothed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to snare outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Leonard had his way with El Camaleón Golf Club today, lighting it up with 12 (of 14) fairways hit and going 4-for-4 in scrambling. He scattered six birdies. The score matches his personal low on the track. He hung up a 65 in the third round of the 2013 edition en route to a T6. Since he's burning the second of two career earnings exemptions this season, the 43-year-old's back is against the wall to perform if he remains driven to do just that. He has four kids ranging ages 5-12 and over $33.5 million in earnings on his résumé, so if he wanted to call it a career, no one would blame him. But stranger things have happened. He needn't look past what pal Davis Love III did at Sedgefield three months ago, winning at age 51. UPDATE: On cue, after his round, Leonard acknowledged that he'll be limiting his schedule to 12 starts in 2015-16.
Nov 12 - 12:17 PM

Justin Leonard looks to rebound as he prepares for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The PGA TOUR veteran is using a career money exemption this season after an abysmal 8-for-22 record in 2014-15. This week will be his third appearance at El Camaleón Golf Club, carding a T6 two years ago before returning last year to miss the cut. Age is not on his side at this point in the career, so gamers should hold off until Leonard proves he can string together a few good weeks.
Nov 10 - 3:24 PM

Justin Leonard spun a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to post 11-under 199, two back of 54-hole clubhouse leader Jonas Blixt.

At one point on Saturday, Leonard had hit 20 consecutive fairways dating back to yesterday's round, including his first 11 today and 12 (of 14) total on his loop. Thru three rounds, he's found the short grass 35-of-42 times, an 83.33 percent clip, good for T1 in that stat at the time he signed his card. Leonard began the day at 6-under (T22) and five back. He circled four on the card in a bogey-free, outward half to turn 4-under, including three from six feet and in and a 13-footer at the par-4 first to open. The 43-year-old squared bogey at the par-5 15th after missing his first fairway of the day resulting in a penalty drop. He added a birdie bomb from 47'4" at the par-3 12th and ended in style with the walk-off 3 at the last from a mere 3'3". Leonard sits T8 on the live leaderboard, up 14 places on the day.
Aug 22 - 3:59 PM

Justin Leonard enjoyed a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in today's opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

He missed only two (of 14) fairways but totaled just 13 greens in regulation at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club today. However, Leonard squared only one bogey, that a 4 at the ninth hole where he concluded his round. Play was suspended after he found the rough left of the green at the par 3. Prior to it, he converted on eight of his looks to break par, four disappearing from outside 12 feet. The longest ran 38-and-a-half feet at the par-4 sixth. At last check, Leonard led the field in strokes gained: putting at 5.190. This is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since he opened the 2012 Shriners with the same. His signed today's card positioned one stroke back of the clubhouse lead.
Jul 30 - 2:58 PM

Justin Leonard turns his attention to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club for this week's Quicken Loans National.

Leonard is one of the few in the field with course experience at RTJ Golf Club. He represented Team United States in 1996 as well as 2005. Having a leg up on course experience is nice, but his 6-for-20 record on the season speaks louder than any history can. Gamers can safely overlook Leonard this week.
Jul 28 - 6:59 PM

Justin Leonard carded a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

It's not quite a turn-back-the-clock day for the 43-year-old, but Leonard arrived having missed nine consecutive cuts since a T56 at the Northern Trust Open. He's 207th in the FedExCup standings. Today at The Old White TPC, he striped 13 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation en route to five birdies, three of which from 14'11" and longer. He squared only one bogey, that a 5 at the sixth hole, and would eventually sign his card sitting two strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 2 - 1:45 PM

Justin Leonard makes his annual pilgrimage to The Old White TPC for this week's Greenbrier Classic.

The Texas native has played in all five editions of this event up in West Virginia, with three paychecks to show for it. His best result was a T21 in his 2010 debut, but he hasn't found a way back inside the top 50. Leonard is leaking oil entering the week, with nine straight missed cuts. The veteran has earned double-digit cuts made every year since 1995, but he's running out of events in 2014-15 as he sits at 4-for-17.
Jun 30 - 8:31 AM

Justin Leonard heads to Dublin, Ohio, for this week's Memorial and cracks the field on a sponsor exemption.

The last time Leonard (200th in FedExCup points) cashed a TOUR paycheck was back in February in the form of a T56 at the Northern Trust Open. He's trunk-slammed his last seven starts and 11 times in 15 events on the season, posting a season-best T44 at the Sony Open. The 42-year-old is a respectable 11-for-12 at Muirfield Village, having teed it up four times in the last eight years, with a T34-showing in 2013. His last top 10 (he has two in the tournament) came at the turn of the century as a T2 in 2000.
Jun 2 - 1:18 PM

Justin Leonard is making his 21st career start at THE PLAYERS and enters the week 195th in the FedExCup standings.

Leonard has missed five straight cuts and nine total on 13 starts in 2014-15. His best finish to-date is T44 at the Sony Open back in January. The 42-year-old is 15-for-20 overall at TPC Sawgrass with his win in 1998 as his lone top-10 finish (when he was the 11th-ranked player in the world). He's now ranked 472nd. Leonard has made his last six cuts at THE PLAYERS but hasn't cracked the top 30 in any of them.
May 6 - 10:55 AM

Justin Leonard makes his 18th career start at RBC Heritage and enters the week 193rd in the FedExCup standings.

Leonard has one top 10 (win in 2002) in 17 Heritage starts with three MCs in his last four visits. He's 4-for-11 on the season (zero top 25s) with a T56 at Northern Trust his only cash in his last five events. At 201st in greens in regulation, he'll rely heavily on his third in scrambling and 34th in strokes gained: putting rankings to make the weekend.
Apr 14 - 4:32 PM

Justin Leonard enter the Valspar Championship slotted 186th in the FedExCup standings.

The 42-year-old has fared no better than T44 (Sony Open) among four cuts made in eight starts this season, so he could use a jolt at Copperhead. He just might find it, too. Leonard has cashed in each of his last five visits, three of which yielding a top 20. That includes a share of fourth place in 2013.
Mar 9 - 8:08 PM

Justin Leonard turned in a 4-under-par 35-32=67 for his work in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The veteran began his day on the 10th hole at TPC Scottsdale and broke the monotony of eight pars on his first nine with a 23'11" birdie on the par-3 12th hole. His second nine proved much more eventful, with the longest of his four birdies falling from 12'6" on the par-4 sixth hole and his only bogey of the round coming one hole later. It's becoming a rare occurrence to see Leonard in contention, so his ability to hang around the top of the leaderboard is not a guarantee.
Jan 29 - 3:22 PM

Justin Leoanard makes his sixth start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season in the Waste Management Phoenix Open later this week.

Leonard is a veteran of a robust 20 trips to TPC Scottsdale. He has twice finished runner-up, but the most recent of those near misses came in 1999. He's missed four of his last six cuts in this event and hasn't cracked the top 10 since 2006. If the current season is any indication, it would be a mistake to place too many eggs in his basket. His best finish thus far has been a T44 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Jan 26 - 8:21 PM