Andrew Landry – All About the Champion
American professional golfer Andrew Landry was born on August 7, 1987, and he competes on the PGA Tour.
|Born||August 7, 1987
Port Neches, Texas
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|Sporting nationality||United States|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Highest ranking||64 (April 29, 2018)
(as of September 18, 2022)
Number of wins by tour:
|PGA Tour 2|
|Korn Ferry Tour 2|
Best results in major championships:
|Masters Tournament||T46: 2019|
|PGA Championship||T50: 2018|
|U.S. Open||T15: 2016|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2018|
Landry, a Texas native from Port Neches, played golf in college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He was a three-time All-American and took home one individual championship there. He became a professional after earning his degree in 2009.
Landry participated on mini-tours, winning twice on the Adams Pro Tour.
After placing second in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, he was awarded a 2015 Web.com Tour card.
He triumphed in the third competition of the year at the Karibana Championship in Cartagena de Indias.
At the Shell Houston Open in April 2015, Landry made his PGA Tour debut as a Monday qualifier, missing the cut with rounds of 76-73. He participated in just just one PGA Tour competition in 2015. He qualified for the PGA Tour through the Web.com Tour and joined for the 2016 season.
Landry competed in regional qualifying in Memphis, Tennessee, and local qualifying in Durham, North Carolina, to earn a spot in his first major, the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Landry, who is rated 624th in the world, fired a 4-under-par 66 in the opening round, which was hampered by weather delays, and he now leads the competition by one stroke. His opening round score of 66 was the best ever for a U.S. Open played at Oakmont. He then shot a 71 in the second round to finish one stroke behind Dustin Johnson in the group for round three. He continued his strong play with a third-round 70 to finish Sunday’s final group four shots behind Shane Lowry. However, Landry lost steam in the fourth round, carding an 8-over-par 78 to tie for T15 in his debut major.
At the CareerBuilder Challenge in January 2018, Landry was defeated by Jon Rahm in a sudden-death playoff on the fourth extra hole. In order to force a playoff with Rahm, Landry has to birdie the last hole of regulation. Landry missed a birdie putt during the playoff that would have given him the event victory on the second extra hole, but it was a makeable putt. Rahm prevailed in the playoff with a birdie on the fourth extra hole following three pars.
Landry won his first PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open in April 2018.
Landry triumphed at The American Express at La Quinta, California, on January 19, 2020. His second PGA Tour triumph was this one. Landry recorded three consecutive bogeys in the final round, starting with the par-3 13th hole. Landry, who had previously led by six strokes, was tied for the lead on the 17th tee. After that, Landry made birdies on holes 17 and 18 to defeat Abraham Ancer by two shots and win the competition.