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Justin Leonard |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 6/15/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170
College: University of Texas

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Justin Leonard returns to Ridgewood Country Club for the third time in The Barclays.
This venue has hosted the tournament on two occasions, and Leonard was around for both of them. He tied for seventh in 2008 and returned to share 36th two years later.Simply making the cut won't be enough for him to advance from 115th in the FedExCup standings to inside the top 100 for inclusion into the second leg of the Playoffs. Should he conjure up something along the lines of his T7 in '08, he would stand a punchers chance. Aug 19 - 2:22 PM

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Justin Leonard enters this week's Greenbrier Classic ranked 91st in the FedExCup standings.

Leonard has consistently been making the weekend this year, with just three missed cuts in 18 events. After three top-30 finishes in his first six starts, he's failed to record a top 30 in his last 12 tournaments. Leonard has conditioned gamers to expect finishes in the 30th to 70th place range, and they should expect more of the same this week.
Jul 1 - 2:03 PM

Justin Leonard carded a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the Memorial.

Leonard went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled four birdies, three of which from at least 10 feet. His longest measured 17'2" at the par-5 11th. He arrived in Ohio ranked 77th in the FedExCup standings, so he's all but assured of returning to the Playoffs for the second consecutive season after falling short in 2011 and 2012. He signed his card today sitting two strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders.
May 29 - 5:39 PM

Justin Leonard turned in a 4-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of THE PLAYERS and finished five strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Leonard hasn't cracked a top 25 in seven starts since a T3 at the Humana Challenge, so we'll be paying close attention to see if he capitalizes on his strong start. In fact, it was exactly that that guided him to a red number today. From 147 yards in the fairway at the par-4 first hole, Leonard jarred his second on the fly for eagle. After reviewing the damage Leonard's ball made, a tournament official decided that a new hole needed to be cut. Maintaining the same measurement from the tee, the new hole was spotted about one pace to the golfer's right on approach. He later added four birdies to offset two bogeys.
May 8 - 6:28 PM

Justin Leonard returns to TPC Sawgrass this week for THE PLAYERS.

The 1998 champion has been less than impressive at TPC Sawgrass since that victory. Leonard has only missed four cuts in his last 10 trips to Ponte Vedra Beach, but has failed to parlay any of those cuts made into top-30 finishes. Everything about Leonard points to a finish this week in the range of 30th place to 60th place.
May 6 - 10:56 AM

Justin Leonard is set to compete at the Shell Houston Open for the ninth consecutive year.

There is no shortcut to success at the Houston Open, even for a native Texan like Leonard. Two of his past three finishes at the Golf Club of Houston have been 90th or worse. Gamers should expect a better result this week, considering the veteran has notched 9-of-10 cuts on the season.
Apr 1 - 12:05 AM

Justin Leonard is back for his tenth edition of the Valspar Championship.

His ninth trip to the Copperhead Course resulted in his best finish, tying for fourth at 6-under 278. He's been consistent in this tournament, posting 278 in each of his last three efforts. In the eight times he made the cut, he's never posted lower than 278 or higher than 282.
Mar 10 - 9:46 PM

Justin Leonard capped off a strong week at the Humana Challenge with a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-34=65 and tied Zach Johnson for third at 25-under 263.

With five birdies in his first eight holes, Leonard put Patrick Reed on notice that he couldn't just coast around Palmer Private at PGA West. The veteran slowed his pace after that, finding just two more birdies to go with eight pars the rest of the way, but still managed his best finish since a runner-up in 2011. He went his last 45 holes without a blemish.
Jan 19 - 7:04 PM

Justin Leonard submitted a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-34=65 in the third round of the Humana Challenge and is tied for fifth at 18-under 198 entering the finale.

Leonard took on La Quinta Country Club in the third round, circling seven birdies without a blemish on his afternoon. His round was solid across the board, splitting 11 of 14 fairways, landing 13 GIR and putting to a 1.615 average. Already off to a solid start in 2013-14, he'll go for his second top 10 at Palmer Private in his final round.
Jan 18 - 6:24 PM

Justin Leonard added a 5-under-par 37-30=67 at PGA West's Palmer Private in his second round of the Humana Challenge.

After a wondrous 66 at Nicklaus Private on Thursday, he negotiated eight birdies today to help offset one bogey and a double. He buried six of the birdies coming in, but five of the entire lot disappeared from beyond 10 feet. The most notable found the cup from 26'3" at the par-4 seventh hole and six yards from the fringe at 17. At 11-under 133 through 36 holes, he's in striking position for the weekend. Look for him at La Quinta Country Club in the third round.
Jan 17 - 5:23 PM

Justin Leonard posted a 6-under-par 36-30=66 in his opening round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Nicklaus Private.

With a 4-for-4 start to 2013-14 that includes a top 10 in México, the 41-year-old is making a case as a long-term sleeper this season. His latest example today featured 13 greens in regulation en route to an eagle (at the par-5 eighth hole) and six birdies. He started on the 10th hole and promptly bogeyed Nos. 11 and 14, but he finished like a veteran to finish one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders. Next up in his rotation is Palmer Private. The 12-time PGA TOUR winner hasn't hoisted any hardware on the circuit since the 2008 St. Jude Classic.
Jan 16 - 5:35 PM

Justin Leonard crafted a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

With what is now a 4-for-4 start to the season, including a T6 at the Mayakoba, Leonard is rekindling some old fantasy value. He got up and down all four times today and picked off four birdies. The set included a conversion from 17'8" at the 10th hole and 10'9" at 5. He reached the halfway point in 6-under 134 and sits four strokes off the overnight lead.
Jan 10 - 11:19 PM

Justin Leonard is a PGA TOUR veteran by every definition of the word.

If you want experience on the course, he has 533 events under his belt. If it's success you're after, his 12 wins including an Open Championship should fit the bill. Currently 41, his age angle covered as well. While we learned several years back that he is no longer an elite option, his perfect record in three starts this season, including one top 10, all for him to be a solid mid-to-late-round option in many formats.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 09:04:00 PM

Justin Leonard closed out his week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a final-round 4-under-par 33-34=67 and is the first man in the clubhouse at 15-under 269.

With preferred lies in place for the final lap around El Camaleón Golf Club, Leonard took advantage to the tune of six birdies and just two bogeys. Somewhat surprisingly for the short hitter, he managed to corral birdies at each of the three par 5s. Of note, he split every fairways on the afternoon and landed 14 GIR. His best finish of 2013 was a T4 in Tampa Bay back in March, and his most recent top 15 was a T13 at The Open Championship. After a couple of weak finishes in his first two starts of 2013-14, this was just what the doctor ordered headed into the holidays.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Justin Leonard spun a third-round bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 and reaches the 54-hole mark at 11-under 202.

Leonard circled six birdies, including three on par 4s, two on par 3s and one on a par 5. He's avoided bogeys well all week, scrambling to the tune of 80 percent. Another strong round in the finale later this afternoon could result in a top-10 finish.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:55:00 AM