Justin Leonard reflected on his memories of the Colonial Country Club on Wednesday.
The Dallas resident first played the course at age 13 and made the cut as an amateur at the Colonial tournament in 1993.
``This is a weekend I always look forward to,” Leonard said. ``When I was an amateur, I made the cut right on the number. It was a big deal. I didn’t enjoy getting up that early on Saturday morning, but it was for a good reason. Also, when my dad was in high school he would come over here and watch the tournament.”
Leonard, who finished tied for 18th at last year’s Colonial, said he’s spent most of this week working on his putting.
``I’ve been a little disappointed it in the last few tournaments I’ve played,” he said. ``I’m trying to get a little more feel in my stroke. I’m working on a lot of distance putts to get things smoothed out. I’m going in the right direction. I hit a lot of nice putts [Wednesday].”
Leonard's 6-under 64 in Wednesday's pro-am for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial tied for low round of the day.
__ Kelly Morris