Leif Olson

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Leif Olson
Personal information
Born (1981-07-17) July 17, 1981 (age 37)
Denver, Colorado
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
CollegeDuke University
Turned professional2004
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2004
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Leif Olson (born July 17, 1981) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour.

Olson was born in Denver, Colorado. He played college golf from 1999 to 2003 at Duke University.

Professional career[edit]

Olson earned his 2009 PGA Tour card through 2008 Q-School. In his first 14 events on tour, Olson only made three cuts. Olson won a BMW Z4 Roadster at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open when he recorded a hole in one on the 15th hole at Glen Abbey Golf Course. It was a very bizarre hole in one. Olson's ball landed past the hole, rolled down the slope towards the hole and deflected off another player's ball which redirected it into the cup.

Olson finished a career-best third place at the Turning Stone Resort Championship in 2009, just one stroke out of a playoff that was won by Matt Kuchar.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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