JUSTIN LEONARD NEWS

The different levels of long on the PGA Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Clark was wrong about one thing. He's not the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour. Justin Leonard earned that distinction last season on the PGA Tour by finishing at No. 177 in measured drives at an average of 270.3 yards. Clark was three spots better at 272.2 yards. Either way, he quit worrying about driving distance a long time ago, realizing he can make...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Foosball, Motorcycles & Golf: Paul Azinger Answers Your Questions

The Ashworth Golf Majors Roundtable, featuring major winners Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Retief Goosen, premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EST on Back9Network. Ashworth Golf’s Paul Azinger made himself available to Back9Network and Back9Nation on Twitter and is here to answer your questions. What was your favorite Ryder Cup as a player??...
Via Back9Network
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashworth Golf to Premiere Major Champions Roundtable on Back9Network

Ashworth Golf, the most authentic golf brand dedicated to bringing modern style to the golf course, today announced the Ashworth Majors Roundtable, a long-form television production featuring all six of the brand’s major champions and tour staff professionals: Fred Couples, Justin Rose, Retief Goosen, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Paul Azinger. The hour-long special, which will...
Via Back9Network
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Crowd Moments In Ryder Cup History

Regardless of where the Ryder Cup takes place, you can rest assured that the spectator gallery will range from a lively group of folks to an absolutely insane crowd of maniacs throughout the week. This year’s contest at Gleneagles is sure to follow that trend as the European Team plays host to the underdog squad from the United States. There have been many memorable crowd reactions...
Via Back9Network
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Leonard misses playoffs, experiences something more meaningful

  Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No. 108 in the FedEx Cup, it would have been his last chance to improve his standing heading into the playoffs, where it's all about moving...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Leonard finds a charity to come first before golf

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No. 108 in the FedEx Cup, it would have been his last chance to improve his standing heading into the playoffs, where it's...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

15 Years Later: Jean Van de Velde’s Collapse at Carnoustie

Walter Hagen once said, “No one remembers who came in second.” In most cases, that might be true, but the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie was not most cases.Paul Lawrie won that year’s Open in record fashion, coming from 10 strokes back on Sunday to claim his first and only major title. However, if you ask about the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, Lawrie’s is not the name that...
Via Back9Network
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Leonard: Can You Hear Me Now?

Cell phones can be some of the most distracting objects on the golf course. Few things are worse than standing on the tee, ready to hit a drive, when your playing partner’s phone rings. Cue the shanked tee shot, because it’s likely to happen.Professional golfers are sure to have better concentration than average golfers, and that’s definitely the case with Justin Leonard. He...
Via Back9Network
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Leanord Brings Down The House With Hole Busting Slam Dunk Eagle.

Dang man, this is some NBA Street stuff right here! Justin Leanord DESTROYS the first hole at The Players Championship and the PGA Tour officials had to come out to fix the hole. Man, Justin just performed a gamebreaker at The Players! Please watch and enjoy! Thanks to PGA.com for sharing! See, now if only Justin and some of other golfers could perform gamebreakers (With awesome...
Via The GP Golf Report
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alice Cooper’s Comeback Tale: Replacing Alcohol With Golf

Alice Cooper might be the wildest rocker of all time. Decapitations, fake blood, electric chairs, snakes – all are a part of his shows, in addition to some music.Golf, you would think, would not be up his alley. But that couldn’t be further from reality.Cooper is a well-known golf nut; a single-digit handicap. And he’s a friendly, well-spoken guy, too. One you would actually...
Via Back9Network
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Leonard Shot On Hole No. 1 At TPC Forces Emergency Surgery

PGA golfer Justin Leonard dunked this shot on hole No. 1 at The Players Championship. TPC's course needed emergency surgery afterwards.
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Leonard Slam Dunks No. 1 at TPC Sawgrass, Destroys Cup

Getting off to a good start is always the goal for players at a golf tournament. Since dropping in a hole-in-one is next to impossible considering very few courses start with a par 3, you can’t do much better than an eagle.That’s how Justin Leonard’s day began Thursday at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. He dunked his approach shot on the first hole – and slammed...
Via Back9Network
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

TaylorMade Holds ‘Loft Up’ Event at Farmers Insurance Open

Prior to this week’s Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour, TaylorMade hosted a “Loft Up” event on Monday to demonstrate its breakthrough discoveries in driver technology.Using Tour player distance data acquired from 1990-2013, TaylorMade showcased the patterns of distance gain, and where future decades are advancing. Tour players, including 1997 Open Championship winner Justin...
Via Back9Network
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Farmers Insurance Open Picks

Source: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Europe The folks over at DraftKings continue to add games as they’ve now put out a Daily Fantasy golf game. The game starts this week as the 2014 PGA season begins to get into gear. And so, we delve into another fantasy sport with both feet. It’s a great way to bridge the gap between football and baseball. Daily Fantasy Golf at DraftKings...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson piling up numbers that can't be ignored

Zach Johnson plays good golf. He just doesn't like to hear about it. A few years back, Tiger Woods was talking about a small group of players he considered to be good putters when he mentioned Johnson. Told about this, Johnson laughed. ''He only thinks I'm a good putter because he only sees me on TV,'' Johnson said that day in 2007 at Carnoustie. ''And the only time I'm on TV is...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Defending champions Perry, O'Hair share lead

Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64 on the Ritz Carlton Resort's Tiburon course. The 24 teams will play better ball Saturday and finish with a scramble...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuchar, English take four-shot lead at Franklin Templeton Shootout

Matt Kuchar and Harris English took a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, playing the back nine in 9-under 27 in the better-ball round for a 12-under 60. Kuchar and English were 20 under the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort's Tiburon course. They opened with a 64 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play. The team event ends Sunday with a scramble. Retief Goosen...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Defending champs Perry, O'Hair lead Franklin Templeton Shootout

Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64 on the Ritz Carlton Resort's Tiburon course. The 24 teams will play better ball Saturday and finish with a scramble...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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