Even though Leonard is 12 time PGA Tour winner and a major champion, the lasting memory that most people have of him was his miraculous 45 ft. putt at Brookline that propelled the United States to the 1999 Ryder Cup victory.
Fast forward 8 years and Leonard had become more of an after thought in the world of golf, as Leonard’s game had faded and many were wondering if he would ever return to elite status.
To his credit, Leonard made the difficult decision in 2007 to leave the world renowned Butch Harman to rejoin with his first coach Randy Smith. Under Smith, Leonard was able to rediscover his game, marked by 2 PGA Tour wins and a Ryder Cup victory in 2008.
Fast forward to 2011 and Leonard ended the season with a 2nd at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic. Leonard has also begun the 2012 season with increasing momentum, marked by finishes of 70th, T54 and a T8 in successive tournaments.
So what does all this mean? Shhhhh…Leonard is eyeing another PGA Tour victory to add to his collection and a birth on the 2012 US Ryder Cup Team.
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Written by High Fade
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