Lanto Griffin

Lanto Griffin

(LON-toe)

Height: 6'3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 190 (86 kg)
Age: 32 (June 15, 1988)
Birthplace: Mount Shasta, California
Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Family: Single

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (2010, Marketing)
Special Interests: Working out, cooking, hanging out with friends
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Blacksburg, VA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2020 (1) Houston Open.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (2):
2017 (1) Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation. 2019 (1) Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship.
PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Victories (1):
2015 (1) Roberto De Vicenzo Punta del Este Open Copa NEC.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

63 - 2018 Travelers Championship (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2020 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#68 : 2021 U.S. Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,350,000 : 2020 Houston Open (Finished 1)

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 56 174 1 4 15 35 21 $3,586,241
2021 1 4 1 77 $39,275
2020 27 92 1 4 14 21 6 18 $3,188,586
2018 26 74 1 13 13 171 $358,380
2011 2 4 2
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2021 T43
2020 CNL T19 T29
2018 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 T58 T10 T18

Personal


  • Played all four years at Virginia Commonwealth University with fellow professional Rafael Campos. The pair lived together in a small two-bedroom loft apartment a quarter-mile from campus.
  • Favorite golf memory is playing 45 holes a day at his local nine-hole course every weekend.
  • Dream foursome includes Ken Griffey Jr., Jimmy Fallon and Jerry Rice. Would like to be on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" because "he is hysterical and talented."
  • Not many people know he has never eaten red meat and that his diet consists of fish and poultry.
  • Is involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Roanoke Valley because he "enjoys helping local kids who need some guidance."
  • Was named after a spiritual master (Lord Lanto) and is very thankful for his balanced upbringing.