MEMPHIS - Justin Leonard won the Stanford St. Jude Championship in a playoff yesterday, holing a 19-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to beat Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Robert Allenby.
Leonard blew a 1-stroke lead with two holes left to drop into the playoff, but he won on the 150-yard, par-3 11th when Immelman pushed his birdie attempt past the hole.
It is Leonard's 12th PGA Tour title, his second at TPC Southwind, and his first since the 2007 Valero Texas Open. He closed with a 4-under 68 to match Allenby (65) and Immelman (69) at 4-under 276.
Leonard earned $1.08 million and now is fifth in the Ryder Cup standings. He has not played in the Ryder Cup since 1999, when his 45-foot putt on the 17th hole at Brookline clinched the largest comeback in history.
Sergio Garcia (66), Padraig Harrington (68), Boo Weekley (68) and Alex Cejka (70) tied for fourth at 3 under.