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


Top 50 from 2019 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2019-20)

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

2019-20 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
Houston Open - Won the Houston Open by one shot over Scott Harrington and Mark Hubbard, earning his first career victory on the PGA TOUR in his 33rd start at age 31 years, 120 days. Represented first career top-10, becoming the first player to win after entering the week with no career top-10s since Dylan Frittelli at the 2019 John Deere Classic. Became the first player to win after recording at least one score of 74 or higher (74/R2) since Brooks Koepka at the 2019 PGA Championship. Moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings, cracking the top 10 for the first time in his career.

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: 45 138 1 3 10 26 19 $2,979,492
2020 17 60 1 3 9 13 4 8 $2,621,112
2018 26 74 1 13 13 $358,380
2011 2 4 2
(A) - Amateur
Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 2 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD Priority Rank Earnings
Total: 51 170 2 2 10 22 34 17 $575,061
2019 21 73 1 1 5 11 16 5 8 $276,057
2018 5 14 1 2 2 2 3 58 $74,967
2017 24 81 1 3 9 16 8 34 $224,037
2015 1 2 1
(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
2020 CNL T29
2018 CUT

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.