Don’t look now, but Justin Leonard is 41 and in his 20th full year on the PGA Tour. The 12-time winner has lived through highs (1997 Open Championship victory) and lows (140th in 2012 earnings) -- and is finally at peace.
Justin Leonard long ago accepted the fact that persimmon was then and metal is now -- but still remembers the days when he and Davis Love III excelled with true woods in their hands.
With vintage Palm Springs weather returned to the final round of the Bob Hope Classic, scores were what they usually are at this event. That is, lower than low.
This week’s Chevron World Challenge has lost a high profile entrant thanks to an injury – and no, it’s not Tiger Woods. At least not yet.
Justin Leonard made 11 birdies in an 8-under 64 Friday at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic and surged to the top of the leaderboard. Rickie Fowler wasn’t so lucky.
Justin Leonard took a while to cool down after missing a 3-foot putt that cost the Americans a point in the opening session of the Presidents Cup.
After handing away a point with a missed 3-footer in the final foursomes match on opening day at the Presidents Cup – leading to a halve instead of what looked to be a U.S. victory – a visibly steamed Justin Leonard knew how he’d handle it. He stormed right into the U.S. team cabin, slammed the door, threw his stuff down and made a beeline directly to the bar.
Paul Goydos made eight birdies before his final drive sailed into a fairway bunker, blemishing what was almost an unmatched start at the Texas Open.
At TPC at Southwind, Justin Leonard had the equivalent of a 50-mile lead heading into the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Perseverance paid off for Justin Leonard Sept. 30 at the Texas Open.