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Justin Leonard recalls the fun in Akron ahead of senior PGA tour debut

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It is not necessary to witness “The Shot in Dark”. Last minute tickets to a Pearl Jam concert at the Blossom Music Center. Ambushing Phil Mickelson with a cheering section as he threw batting practice before a now Akron Rubber Ducks game at Canal Park.

Justin Leonard hasn’t played at Firestone Country Club since 2010. But memories of Akron returned when he returned for his PGA Tour Champions debut at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.

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Leonard turned 50 on June 15, but said he had been preparing for his transition to the senior tour for the past year and a half. In addition to his schedule as a golf analyst for NBC Sports and recently moving his family from Aspen, Colorado, to Jupiter, Florida, he had plenty to keep him busy, especially a three-day trip with his 15-year-old son and four dogs to your new home.

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