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Justin Charles Garrett Leonard (born June 15, 1972) is an American professional golfer. He has twelve career wins on the PGA Tour, including one major, the 1997 Open Championship.

Early years

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Leonard attended Lake Highlands High School and graduated in 1990. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was the individual NCAA champion in 1994. He won the 1992 U.S. Amateur and was a two-time All-American in 1993 and 1994. He won the Haskins Award in 1994 as the most outstanding collegiate golfer. That same year Leonard became only the fourth golfer to go directly from college to the PGA Tour without going through Q School, after Gary Hallberg, Scott Verplank, and Phil Mickelson.

PGA Tour

Leonard's wins on the PGA Tour included one of golf's four majors, the 1997 Open Championship, as well as the 1998 Players Championship. He ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for 24 weeks in 1998 and 1999. Leonard also 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.
At the 1997 PGA Championship, Leonard was tied with Davis Love III for the 54-hole lead. Love shot a final round 66 to win by five shots over Leonard, who finished solo second. 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.
Leonard qualified for the United States Ryder Cup team in 1997, 1999, and 2008. In the 1999 event, Leonard made a putt for birdie on the 17th hole to complete a remarkable comeback by the U.S. team on the final day. The victory was somewhat marred by the celebration following Leonard's putt, when other U.S. players, their wives, and a few fans ran onto the green even though Leonard's opponent, José María Olazábal, still had an opportunity to match Leonard on the hole.
After using his career money list exemption for the 2015–16 season and failing to make the FedEx Cup, Leonard played the 2016–17 season with past champion status.
Starting in June 2020, when he turns 48 years old, he will be eligible for the Korn Ferry Tour under that tour's special eligibility rules for golfers 48 and 49 years old, as a segue into a player becoming a PGA Tour Champions player. He will also be eligible for The Open until 2032.

Amateur wins (6)

  • 1992 Western Amateur, Southern Amateur, U.S. Amateur
  • 1993 Western Amateur, Southern Amateur
  • 1994 NCAA Division I Championship

Professional wins (13)

PGA Tour wins (12)

{
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Legend
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Major championships (1)
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Players Championships (1)
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Other PGA Tour (10)
{
!No.
!Date
!Tournament
!Winning score
!To par
!Margin of
victory
!Runner(s)-up
-
align=center1
align=rightAug 4, 1996
Buick Open
align=right65-64-69-68=266
align=center−22
5 strokes
Chip Beck
-
align=center2
align=rightJun 8, 1997
Kemper Open
align=right69-69-69-67=274
align=center−10
1 stroke
Mark Wiebe
--
align=center3
align=rightJul 20, 1997
The Open Championship
align=right69-66-72-65=272
align=center−12
3 strokes
Darren Clarke, Jesper Parnevik
-
align=center4
align=rightMar 29, 1998
The Players Championship
align=right72-69-70-67=278
align=center−10
2 strokes
Glen Day, Tom Lehman
-
align=center5
align=rightSep 24, 2000
Westin Texas Open at LaCantera
align=right64-68-65-64=261
align=center−19
5 strokes
Mark Wiebe
-
align=center6
align=rightSep 30, 2001
Texas Open at LaCantera (2)
align=right65-64-68-69=266
align=center−18
2 strokes
J. J. Henry, Matt Kuchar
-
align=center7
align=rightApr 21, 2002
WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf
align=right67-64-66-73=270
align=center−14
1 stroke
Heath Slocum
-
align=center8
align=rightMar 16, 2003
The Honda Classic
align=right63-70-64-67=264
align=center−24
1 stroke
Chad Campbell, Davis Love III
-
align=center9
align=rightJan 30, 2005
Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
align=right66-67-68-64-67=332
align=center−28
3 strokes
Tim Clark, Joe Ogilvie
-
align=center10
align=rightMay 29, 2005
FedEx St. Jude Classic
align=right62-65-66-73=266
align=center−14
1 stroke
David Toms
-
align=center11
align=rightOct 7, 2007
Valero Texas Open (3)
align=right65-67-64-65=261
align=center−19
Playoff
Jesper Parnevik
-
align=center12
align=rightJun 8, 2008
Stanford St. Jude Championship (2)
align=right68-73-67-68=276
align=center−4
Playoff
Robert Allenby, Trevor Immelman
PGA Tour playoff record (2–5)
{
!No.!!Year!!Tournament!!Opponent(s)!!Result
-
align=center1
1996
Phoenix Open
Phil Mickelson
Lost to birdie on third extra hole
-
align=center2
1999
The Open Championship
Paul Lawrie, Jean van de Velde
Lawrie won four-hole aggregate playoff;
Lawrie: E (5-4-3-3=15),
Leonard: +3 (5-4-4-5=18),
van de Velde: +3 (6-4-3-5=18)
-
align=center3
2002
Bell Canadian Open
Neal Lancaster, John Rollins
Rollins won with birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center4
2004
PGA Championship
Chris DiMarco, Vijay Singh
Singh won three-hole aggregate playoff;
Singh: −1 (3-3-4=10),
DiMarco: x (4-3-x=x),
Leonard: x (4-3-x=x)
-
align=center5
2007
Valero Texas Open
Jesper Parnevik
Won with birdie on third extra hole
-
align=center6
2008
Stanford St. Jude Championship
Robert Allenby, Trevor Immelman
Won with birdie on second extra hole
-
align=center7
2009
Children's Miracle Network Classic
Stephen Ames, George McNeill
Ames won with par on second extra hole
Leonard eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (1)

{ class="wikitable"
!No.
!Date
!Tournament
!Winning score
!To par
!Margin of
victory
!Runners-up
-
align=center1
align=rightJul 11, 2000
CVS Charity Classic
(with Davis Love III)
align=right60-66=126
align=center−16
3 strokes
Steve Elkington and Craig Stadler
Other playoff record (0–1)
{ class="wikitable"
!No.!!Year!!Tournament!!Opponents!!Result
-
align=center1
2006
Merrill Lynch Shootout
(with Scott Verplank)
Jerry Kelly and Rod Pampling
Lost to bogey on first extra hole

Major championships

Wins (1)

{class="wikitable"
!Year!!Championship!!54 holes!!Winning score!!Margin!!Runners-up
-
1997 The Open Championship 5 shot deficit −12 (69-66-72-65=272) 3 strokes Darren Clarke, Jesper Parnevik

Results timeline

{ cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
-
!align="left"Tournament !! 1993 !! 1994 !! 1995 !! 1996 !! 1997 !! 1998 !! 1999
-
align=leftMasters Tournament
CUT
T27
T7
T8
T18
-
align=leftU.S. Open
T68
LA
T50
T36
T40
T15
-
align=leftThe Open Championship
CUT
T58
CUT
1
T57
T2
-
align=leftPGA Championship
T8
T5
2
CUT
CUT
{ cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
-
!align="left"Tournament !! 2000 !! 2001 !! 2002 !! 2003 !! 2004 !! 2005 !! 2006 !! 2007 !! 2008 !! 2009
-
align=leftMasters Tournament
T28
T27
T20
CUT
T35
T13
T39
T20
CUT
-
align=leftU.S. Open
T16
CUT
T12
T20
CUT
T23
CUT
CUT
T36
CUT
-
align=leftThe Open Championship
T41
CUT
T14
CUT
T16
T52
CUT
T16
T8
-
align=leftPGA Championship
T41
T10
T4
CUT
T2
CUT
CUT
CUT
T58
T67
{ cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
-
!align="left"Tournament
!2010
!2011
!2012
!2013
!2014
!2015
!2016
-
align=leftMasters Tournament
CUT
-
align=leftU.S. Open
T14
59
-
align=leftThe Open Championship
CUT
CUT
CUT
T13
CUT
CUT
CUT
-
align=leftPGA Championship
T39
LA
= Low Amateur
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Summary

{ class=wikitable style=text-align:center
!Tournament !! Wins !! 2nd !! 3rd !! Top-5 !! Top-10 !! Top-25 !! Events !! Cuts made
-
align=leftMasters Tournament 0 0 0 0 2 6 15 11
-
align=leftU.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 5 17 12
-
align=leftThe Open Championship 1 1 0 2 3 7 22 11
-
align=leftPGA Championship 0 2 0 4 6 6 16 10
-
!Totals !! 1 !! 3 !! 0 !! 6 !! 11 !! 24 !! 70 !! 44
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1996 PGA – 1998 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (1997 Open Championship – 1998 Masters)

The Players Championship

Wins (1)

{class="wikitable"
!Year!!Championship!!54 holes!!Winning score!!Margin!!Runners-up
-
1998 The Players Championship 3 shot lead −10 (72-69-70-67=278) 2 strokes Glen Day, Tom Lehman

Results timeline

{ cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
-
!align="left"Tournament
!1995
!1996
!1997
!1998
!1999
!2000
!2001
!2002
!2003
!2004
!2005
!2006
!2007
!2008
!2009
!2010
!2011
!2012
!2013
!2014
!2015
-
align=leftThe Players Championship
T34
T65
T37
1
T23
T22
CUT
T44
T21
T42
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
T32
T52
T57
T70
T55
T38
CUT
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Results in World Golf Championships

{ class="wikitable"
!Tournament!!1999!!2000!!2001!!2002!!2003!!2004!!2005!!2006!!2007!!2008!!2009!!2010
-
align="left"Match Play
R32
R32
R16
R64
R32
R64
R64
R64
4
QF
R64
-
align="left"Championship
T11
T25
NT1
T11
T28
T46
T34
T9
-
align="left"Invitational
20
T2
T28
T23
T50
T19
T31
T9
T20
44
T22
-
align="left"Champions
colspan=10
1Cancelled due to 9/11
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur
  • Eisenhower Trophy: 1992
  • Walker Cup: 1993 (winners)
Professional
  • Presidents Cup: 1996 (winners), 1998, 2003 (tie), 2005 (winners), 2009 (winners)
  • Ryder Cup: 1997, 1999 (winners), 2008 (winners)
  • Dunhill Cup: 1997
  • World Cup: 1997, 2003
  • Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (representing PGA Tour): 1998, 1999

See also

  • List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins

  • External links



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