• EXEMPT STATUS: Top 50 on all-time money list
  • HEIGHT: 6-0
  • WEIGHT: 175
  • BIRTH DATE: August 28, 1964
  • BIRTHPLACE: Austin, MN
  • RESIDENCE: Orlando, FL
  • FAMILY: Wife, Beverly; Son: Connor MacLeod
  • EDUCATION: Florida Southern College (Marketing)
  • SPECIAL INTERESTS: Christian music, reading, snow skiing, Baltimore Orioles, SportsCenter
  • TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1986
  • JOINED TOUR: 1989

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BIO Lee Janzen

History

Lee Janzen Two Time US Open Champion
“Janzen’s most recent victory was at the 2015 ACE Group Classic, where he won in the first hole playoff round.”

By winning TWO US Opens, Representing the United States on two Ryder Cup teams and one President’s Cup, Lee Janzen has forever placed himself in rare historical company on the PGA TOUR. Even more amazing, Lee’s first U.S. Open Championship at Baltusrol in 1993 was marked with a record: tying Jack Nicklaus for the lowest winning score in the history of the US Open Championship (272). Always a crowd favorite, Lee Janzen is continuing his distinguished career which includes The Players Championship among his 8 PGA TOUR victories. His second U.S. Open Championship at Olympic in 1998 came when he overtook Payne Stewart’s 5 shot lead at the beginning of the final day that grew to a seven shot lead after 4 holes.

PGA Career Highlights:

Janzen joined the PGA Tour in the fall of 1989. He earned his first tour victory at the 1992 Northern Telecom Open before exploding on the scene in 1993 when he beat Payne Stewart in a classic head-to-head battle for his first U.S. Open Championship at Baltusrol. He also won The Phoenix Open in 1993. His U.S. Open win tied Jack Nicklaus at 272 for the lowest cumulative score in Open history. He represented The United States for the first time as a member of the victorious 1993 Ryder Cup team.

Janzen posted his fourth career victory in 1994 by winning the Buick Classic at Westchester C.C. by 3 strokes over Ernie Els. He won three tournaments in 1995 on his way to the then seventh-highest earnings total in PGA Tour history. Janzen’s victories included THE PLAYERS Championship, The Kemper Open and at The Sprint International. He finished 3rd on the money list in 1995 posting his 3rd top 10 money list finish in 4 years.

Captain Tom Kite selected Janzen as a member of the 1997 Ryder Cup team, his second Ryder Cup experience. Lee Janzen earned possibly his biggest career victory in 1998 at The Olympic Club when he won his second U.S. Open Championship at Olympic by, once again, out-dueling Payne Stewart and winning by 1 stroke. He finished 1998 by representing the United States as a member of the Presidents Cup Team when Captain Jack Nicklaus selected Lee for this great honor. In November of 2000 Janzen won the Franklin Templeton Shark Shoot-Out with Rocco Mediate and followed that up a month later in December of 2000 when he won the EMC Skills Challenge. In 2004 Lee Janzen finished in the top 100 on the PGA TOUR money list for the 14th consecutive year.

TWO – TIME US OPEN CHAMPION PROFILE

World-Class Performer

  • Two Major Championship Wins
    + 1993 U.S. Open (Baltusrol CC)
    + 1998 U.S. Open (The Olympic Club)
  • Winner THE PLAYERS Championship (1995)
  • Eight PGA Tournament Wins (1992 – 2015)
  • Two Ryder Cup Appearances (1993 & 1997)
  • One President’s Cup appearance (1998)
  • Two-Time First Team All-American
  • Team Win Franklin Templeton Shark Shoot Out

World-Class Person

  • All-American Appearance
  • All-Around Athlete, and a Physical Fitness Enthusiast
  • Knowledgeable Sports Fan
  • Humorous, Quick Wit, Affable Personality
  • Marketing degree from Florida Southern University

World-Class Player

Performs globally and has established himself as an “international player”. Lee has participated in:

  • 7 Tournaments in Japan
  • 11 British Opens
  • 2 Tournaments in Taipei
  • Scottish Open
  • Dutch Open
  • Presidents’ Cup: Australia
  • Italian Open
  • World Match Play
  • Dunhill Cup
  • Argentina Open
  • Uruguay

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