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Profile: Justin Leonard
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Turned Professional: 1994
RYDER CUP EXPERIENCEYears Played: 1997-99
Total Matches: 8
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 0-3-5
Singles (W-L-H): 0-0-2
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-2-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 0-1-2
Total Points Won: 2.5
Total Points Won Point %: .31
1997: Valderrama Golf Club -- Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Justin Leonard/Jeff Maggert lost to Nick Faldo/Lee Westwood (3/2)
Day Two Morning Fourballs: Justin Leonard/Brad Faxon lost to Ian Woosnam/Thomas Bjorn (2/1)
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Justin Leonard/Tiger Woods halved with Jesper Parnevik/Ignacio Garrido
Day Three Singles: Justin Leonard halved with Thomas Bjorn
1999: The Country Club -- United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day One Afternoon Fourballs: Davis Love III/Justin Leonard halved with Colin Montgomerie/Paul Lawrie
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Justin Leonard/Payne Stewart lost to Sergio Garcia/Jesper Parnevik (3/2)
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Justin Leonard/Hal Sutton halved with Miguel Angel Jimenez/Jose Maris Olazábal
Day Three Singles: Justin Leonard halved with José-Maria Olazábal
Justin Leonard made one of the game's most celebrated shots -- a 45-foot putt in the 1999 Ryder Cup that earned a decisive half point in what became a stirring comeback win for the U.S. As part of his 12 career wins, Leonard's claimed one major, the Open Championship in 1997, a year in which he also had top-10 finishes at the Masters and PGA Championship.
Career VictoriesPGA Tour
(12) 1996 Buick Open. 1997 Kemper Open, Open Championship. 1998 THE PLAYERS Championship. 2000 Westin Texas Open at LaCantera. 2001 Texas Open at LaCantera. 2002 WORLDCOM CLASSIC-The Heritage of Golf. 2003 The Honda Classic. 2005 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, FedEx St. Jude Classic. 2007 Valero Texas Open. 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship.International
(1) 2000 CVS Charity Classic [with Davis Love III].