Janzen and Elkington included in final US Bank Championship commitments
MILWAUKEE (PRESS RELEASE) - Lee Janzen and Steve Elkington have committed to play in this year's U.S. Bank Championship, Tournament Director Dan Croak announced today.
Lee Janzen is an eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR. He is a two-time winner of the U.S. Open, earning victories in 1993 at Baltusrol and in 1998 at the Olympic Club. Janzen will be making his fifth consecutive and tenth overall start in Milwaukee. His best finish at the event was a tie for 7th in 2005. Lee won his first U.S. Open in a head-to-head battle with Payne Stewart eventually besting him by two shots. Janzen captured his second national title six years later with the best final-round comeback at the event in 25 years, shooting a final round 68 and making up five shots on Payne Stewart who again finished 2nd. A member of the Ryder Cup Team in 1993 and 1997 and a member of the President's Cup Team in 1998, Lee won THE PLAYERS Championship in 1995. He has made nine of fifteen cuts to date this season on the PGA TOUR with four top-25 and one top-10 finish, a tie for 4th at the Verizon Heritage.
Steve Elkington is a ten-time winner on the PGA TOUR. He has won twice at THE PLAYERS Championship, in 1991 and 1997, and notched a major championship victory at the 1995 PGA Championship. Elkington will be making his seventh U.S. Bank Championship start. He has made the cut in each of his previous appearances and is one of only four players with a minimum of six starts to have a perfect cuts made record (John Lister with eight and Richard S. Johnson and Bruce Lietzke with six each are the others). Steve earned the first top-25 finish of his professional career here in 1985, finishing in a tie for 15th. He finished tied for 5th in 2005. A native of Australia, Elkington trailed Ernie Els by six strokes entering the final round of the 1995 PGA Championship at Riviera. He shot a front-nine 31 on his way to a final round 64, forcing a playoff with Colin Montgomerie. Elkington sank a 25-foot putt on the first extra hole to earn the win. A member of the first four international President's Cup Teams, Steve has a record of 8-4-3 in those matches.
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