Tuesday, October 7
Justin Leonard, Mr. Comeback
Justin Leonard at the 2008 U.S. Open. (Gordons/Flickr)
IT BEGAN IN EARNEST this week a year ago at the Valero Texas Open. The road back from No. 126 in the world got a whole lot smoother and straighter for Justin Leonard after his Texas Open win. It was Leonard's first title in over two years.
Leaving Butch Harmon, Justin reunited with his childhood coach, Randy Smith. It was obviously working.
This year Leonard won again at the Stanford St. Jude Championship. He racked up enough points to secure a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and is currently ranked 23rd in the world.
That’s an impressive comeback, and the relatively young Leonard, 36, could still have several more productive years on the PGA Tour.
−The Armchair Golfer