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Impact: Don't mess with this Texan ... at least when he plays in San Antonio

By Alex Holmes

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"I tend to learn more in failure than I do in success." -- Justin Leonard

This week the PGA Tour swings west through San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open. Leonard, a loyal son of the Lone Star State, was born in Dallas in 1972, played his college golf at the University of Texas in the early 1990s and has hauled away hardware from the Valero tourney three times in his career (2000, 2001 and 2007).

The last of Leonard's 12 overall tour wins came in 2008, but he has quietly had a solid start to the 2013-14 season: nine appearances, one missed cut, three top 10s. In addition to his three wins in San Antonio, the 41-year-old has made the cut 15 of 16 times in the event.

Photo: Getty Images (2002)