Lanto Griffin

Lanto Griffin


Height: 6'3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 190 (86 kg)
Age: 34 (June 15, 1988)
Birthplace: Mount Shasta, California
Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Family: Wife, Maya

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (2010, Marketing)
Special Interests: Working out, cooking, hanging out with friends
Turned Professional: 2010
City plays from: Jacksonville Beach, FL, 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 Bermuda Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#49 : 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

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

2021-22 Season Highlights

Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the third consecutive season, finishing No. 81 in the official FedExCup standings, but did not compete after the John Deere Classic due to a back injury. Recorded four top-10s, highlighted by a T3 at The American Express, and made 16 cuts in 23 starts.

The American Express - Finished T3 at The American Express, earning his second career top-three finish and first since winning the 2019 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open.

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: 107 338 1 1 10 28 69 38 $6,876,979
2022 23 78 1 4 6 16 7 81 $1,717,566
2021 29 90 2 7 19 10 89 $1,612,446
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

THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 CUT T60 CUT
2021 T35 CUT CUT T43 T33 T61 T22
2020 CNL T19 T29
2018 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2021 T64
2020 T58 T10 T18


  • 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.
  • Was named after a spiritual master (Lord Lanto) and is very thankful for his balanced upbringing.
  • The Lanto Griffin Charitable Gift Trust, established in 2020, assists families battling devastating or terminal illnesses that cannot afford to support their needs. In addition, the Trust looks to provide support for disadvantaged youth so they max excel in sports with a goal of receiving college scholarships.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, along with his girlfriend, Maya, fostered a dog named Troy and adopted him.