Senior Open Golfers

LEE JANZEN: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Lee Janzen chips to the first green during the third round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in San Antonio. Janzen finished tied for 61st.
Lee Janzen chips to the first green during the third round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in San Antonio. Janzen finished tied for 61st. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Lee Janzen began to take golf seriously at the age of 14, when his family moved to Florida from Maryland, according to pgatour.com. A Little Leaguer while in Maryland, Janzen is still a faithful fan of the Baltimore Orioles.

It didn’t take long for Janzen to win his first tournament. He did so at the age of 15 in the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association.

WATCH: Janzen wins The ACE Group in a playoff

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 275.1 yards (23rd on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 71.70 (32nd)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $489,303
  • Career highlights: Eight PGA Tour victories, including twice in the U.S. Open (1993, ’98) and one Champions Tour win.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 6-foot
  • Weight: 175 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1986
  • Birthplace: Austin, Minn.
  • Birth date: Aug. 28, 1964
  • College: Florida Southern (1986, marketing)
  • Did you know? His playoff victory over Bart Bryant at The ACE Group Classic in February was his first victory in nearly 17 years.
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