• Age
    46
  • Turned Pro
    1994
  • Previous Opens
    22
  • Champion golfer of the year
    1997

Justin Leonard

Five strokes behind after 54 holes at Royal Troon in 1997, the former US Amateur champion won by three from Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik thanks to a superb six under par 65. 

Qualification

Justin Leonard has qualified to play Royal St. George's
  • 1993

    Open debut

  • 11

    Major top-10s

  • Skiing, Hiking

    Special Interests

Five strokes behind after 54 holes at Royal Troon in 1997, the former US Amateur champion won by three from Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik thanks to a superb six-under par 65. 

Justin Leonard 

Nobody had won the Claret Jug from more than five shots back in the final round before, but only two years later Paul Lawrie did it from 10 adrift at Carnoustie, beating Leonard and Jean Van de Velde in a play-off. 

Later the same season the paths of the three crossed again at the Ryder Cup in Boston, where Leonard's 45-foot birdie on the 17th green against Jose Maria Olazabal sparked controversial scenes, but ultimately gave America the narrowest of victories. 

He returned to the team in Louisville in 2008 and his unbeaten partnership with Hunter Mahan helped them regain the trophy. He also played in five Presidents Cup matches, was second to Davis Love at the 1997 PGA Championship and was involved in another three-man major play-off in the same event in 2004. 

Vijay Singh won it to leave Leonard sharing second spot with Chris DiMarco on that occasion. Has won twelve PGA Tour titles include the 1998 Players Championship and three Texas Opens.

Qualification

Justin Leonard has qualified to play Royal St. George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Troon 2016
M/C
70
78
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2015
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T13
74
70
74
71
289
5
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
70
74
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Turnberry 2009
T8
70
70
73
68
281
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
16
77
70
73
73
293
-
Carnoustie 2007
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2005
52
73
71
75
69
288
-
Royal Troon 2004
16
70
72
71
71
284
-
Royal St George's 2003
M/C
74
77
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2002
14
71
72
68
70
281
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
M/C
74
71
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2000
41
70
74
72
71
287
-
Carnoustie 1999
2
73
74
71
72
290
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
57
73
73
82
69
297
-
Royal Troon 1997
1
69
66
72
65
272
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
M/C
79
68
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 1995
58
73
67
77
77
294
-
Royal St George's 1993
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C

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