Stephen Leaney

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Stephen Leaney
Personal information
Full nameStephen John Leaney
Born (1969-03-10) 10 March 1969 (age 49)
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceAdelaide, South Australia, Australia;
Dallas, Texas, U.S.;
Camberley, Surrey, England
SpouseTracy
ChildrenSebastian, Sienna
Career
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
PGA Tour of Australasia8
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 2004
U.S. Open2nd: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT37: 2002
PGA Championship68th: 1998

Stephen John Leaney (born 10 March 1969) is a professional golfer from Australia.

Born in Busselton, Western Australia, Leaney turned professional in 1992 and won several tournaments in Australia in the 1990s, despite having two ribs cut removed in December 1993 after doctors diagnosed a blood clot in his shoulder. Leaney has since spoken to W.A media and confirmed the threatening injury may have been caused from his prior to golf career in premier league darts.[1] Between 1998 and 2003 he made the top 15 on the European Tour Order of Merit three times and won four European Tour events. Since 2004 he has played mainly on the based PGA Tour, but he has performed only moderately. His best finish in the United States remains a second place at the U.S. Open in 2003. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Leaney has represented his country several times as an amateur and a professional and was a member of the International Team at the 2003 Presidents Cup.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (14)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 15 Mar 1998 Moroccan Open −17 (68-67-69-67=271) 8 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson
2 26 Jul 1998 TNT Dutch Open −18 (66-63-70-67=266) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
3 30 Jul 2000 TNT Dutch Open −19 (66-70-65-68=269) 4 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer
4 15 Sep 2002 Linde German Masters −22 (64-69-66-67=266) 3 strokes Germany Alex Čejka

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open Scotland Alastair Forsyth Lost to birdie on second extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (8)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship 68 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament T17
U.S. Open 2 T40
The Open Championship CUT CUT T37 T65 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 2 18 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2002 Open Championship – 2003 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Leaney". The Times. 11 October 2003. Retrieved 23 June 2009.

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