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Justin Leonard Wins Bob Hope Golf Classic


Justin Leonard shot a five-under-par 67 Sunday to overtake fellow-American golfer Joe Ogilvie and win the Bob Hope Classic tournament in La Quinta, California. It was Leonard's first win in nearly two years.

Leonard finished the 90-hole tournament at 28-under-par 332 Sunday, three shots in front of Ogilvie and Tim Clark of South Africa.

Leonard began the day three shots behind Ogilvie, who had been tied for the lead or alone at the top since the opening round of the five-day event. Ogilvie, still winless in his six years on the tour, had a closing 73 while Clark shot a 69.

Leonard says the weather Sunday helped him out. "The fact that it was a little windy today probably was in my favor. You know, a 62 or 63 really was not possible today," he said. "I think 66 was the lowest round and there was just one of those. So it was just nice to get off to a great start today, hit some solid shots and take advantage of the good shots that I hit."

Coming off his worst year since joining the tour full-time in 1995, former British Open champion Leonard rolled in six birdie putts in the final round at PGA West's Palmer Course.

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