CONGRATULATIONS Hometown Hero

DALLAS NATIVE JUSTIN LEONARD, PROFILED IN LAST YEAR’S D GolfGuide, had his breakthrough year in 1997. He placed fifth on the money list with $1,587,531 earnings, boosted by two tournament victories. He finished second in the PGA Championship, played for the U.S. in Ryder Cup competition, and won the British Open at Royal Troon (pictured here with the trophy) from five strokes behind in the final round.

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