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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 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

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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

Justin Leonard is leaking oil ahead of the 2015 calendar year.

The veteran has missed five of his last six cuts and is not getting any younger. After three starts this season Leonard ranks 134th in strokes gained: tee-to-green and 126th in strokes gained: putting. Not an ideal start for a golfer that has gone 35-for-46 over the past two seasons. Gamers should prepare for a bounce back, but hold off until then.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Justin Leonard tied for sixth in last season's OHL Classic at Mayakoba and is back for another crack at El Camaleón Golf Club this week.

The veteran posted rounds of 70-67-65-67 on the par-71 layout that rewards accuracy over length off the tee. He's played just twice in the new season, missing the cut in the Open and sharing 66th in The McGladrey Classic. He ranked 38th in driving accuracy last season, and is 80th in 2014-15.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 01:50:00 PM

Justin Leonard finished 120th in last year's FedExCup standings and prepares for a new season at this week's Open.

The veteran continues to earn weekend tee times, and his record at this event is no different. In six tries, he's missed the cut in just one, but hasn't grabbed a top 25 at the event since 2010. Leonard started strong last season with top 10s in two of his first five tournaments. The story remains the same, as finishes in the 30th to 60th place range will remain plentiful.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:11:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 02:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 02:03:00 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.
Thu, May 29, 2014 05:39:00 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.
Thu, May 8, 2014 06:28:00 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.
Tue, May 6, 2014 10:56:00 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.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:05:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 09:46:00 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.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 07:04:00 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.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 06:24:00 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.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 05:23:00 PM