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Justin Charles Garrett Leonard was born on the 15th June 1972, in Dallas, Texas USA, and he is known for being a professional golf player, who was the 1994 NCAA Champion, and has won on the PGA Tour the 1997 Open Championship, and 1998 Players Championship. His professional career has been active since 1994.
Have you ever wondered how rich Justin Leonard is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Justin’s net worth is over $25 million, as of late 2016. The main source of his fortune is most certainly his career as a professional golf player.
Justin Leonard Net Worth $25 Million
Justin Leonard spent his childhood in his hometown, and matriculated from Lake Highlands High School in 1990, then becoming a student at the University of Texas at Austin. He won the 1992 U.S. Amateur title, and was twice named as All-American, in 1993 and 1994; he became the individual NCAA champion in 1994, and in the same year Justin was the recipient of the Haskins Award. His success in 1994 didn`t stop there, as he immediately began competing on the PGA Tour, skipping the Q School becoming only the fourth golfer to achieve such a thing, joining Scott Verplank, Phil Mickelson and Gary Hallberg.
Justin`s first victory on PGA Tour came two years after his debut, at the Buick Open. The following year he won the Kemper Open, and his first and only major title The British Open Championship, besting Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik, which only increased his net worth. In 1998 he won The Players Championship, but the next year was dry, although he was quite close to winning the Open Championship once again. He continued to win at least one event per year until 2003, winning the Westin Texas Open at La Cantera in 2000 and 2001, while in 2002 he was the winner of the WorldCom Classic- The Heritage of Golf, which added a substantial amount to his net worth. In 2003 he lifted the trophy at The Honda Classic, where he defeated Chad Campbell and Davis Love III. He didn’t win again until the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, and FedEx St. Jude Classic, both in 2005, while in 2007 he was the winner at Valero Texas Open, increasing further his net worth. His last victory came in 2008 at the Stanford St Jude Championship, all adding to his steadily rising net worth.
He also had success on a national level, being in the winning Ryder Cup teams in 1999 and 2000, Presidents Cup in 1996, 2005 and 2009, while he also has one victory in the Dunhill Cup in 1997, and World Cup in 1997 and 2003, all of which have also increased his net worth,
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Justin Leonard has been married to Amanda since 2002, with whom he has four children. Their current residence is in Aspen, Colorado. In his free time, Justin is active on his official Twitter account, on which he has a huge number of followers.