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Lee Janzen Receives the Second of five 2007 FBR OPEN EXEMPTIONs

 

PHOENIX, Arizona – 2007 FBR Open Tournament Chairman Pat McGinley announced today that PGA TOUR veteran and former Phoenix Open Champion Lee Janzen will receive the second sponsor’s exemption for the 2007 FBR Open.  McGinley and the tournament host Thunderbirds will give out a total of five sponsor’s exemptions for the FBR Open, scheduled to be played at the TPC Scottsdale, January 29th – February 4th.       

“Lee Janzen is a great guy and fantastic golfer,” said McGinley. “We look forward to having the former Phoenix Open champion back in the Valley this February.”

Janzen is an eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR including two US Open Championships (1993 and 1998). He’s played in 17 straight FBR/Phoenix Open tournaments and has career earnings in Phoenix of $604,244. He won the 1993 Phoenix Open by two strokes over Valley resident Andrew Magee and pocketed $180,000 for his victory ($1 million purse). At the 2007 FBR Open, Janzen will be competing for a $1,080,000 first-place check ($6 million purse). He has career PGA TOUR earnings of $13,046,744 (43rd all-time).  

In 2006, Janzen played in 28 events, made 11 cuts, had two top-ten finishes and earned $524,198. He finished 146 on the 2006 PGA TOUR money list and is currently ranked 269th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Janzen missed the cut at the 2006 FBR Open (71-72).

The 2007 FBR Open will take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 4 at the TPC Scottsdale.  This year will mark the 72nd playing of the Open, making it one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR.  With more than 500,000 spectators each year, the FBR Open is the most attended tournament on the PGA TOUR. For information about the 2007 FBR Open, visit www.fbropen.com.

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