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Lehman started playing golf at age five in a small farm town, north of Minneapolis. He was a walk-on at the University of Minnesota, earning his tour card after college in 1983. He played the PGA Tour for three years (1983- $9,413 rank 183rd, 1984-$9,382 rank 184th and 1985-$20,232 rank 158th), returning to Q-School after every season. Unable to get back on the PGA Tour for the 1986 season, Lehman was forced to play in Asia and South Africa and in any mini-tour events he could qualify for in the United States. Lehman's game finally started showing stronger promise in 1990 and '91, when he was able to play regularly on the Ben Hogan (now Buy.Com) Tour, winning four tournaments, three of them in '91, the year he was Hogan leading money winner with $141,934, thereby securing his PGA Tour card for 1992. He had nine top 10s in '92, six more in '93, and had finished third, and then second, at the Masters before he finally broke through with his first win. Lehman won the 1994 Memorial Tournament with four rounds of 67. His best year was 1996, when he won the British Open at Lytham and the Tour Championship at Southern Hills; he also swept the year-end honors, winning the Vardon Trophy, the money list and Player of the Year. In April 1997 he was, for one week, the number one ranked player in the world. He injured his shoulder at the 1998 British Open, requiring surgery in Nov. of that year. Has made a successful return from the shoulder surgery . Member of the 1995, '97 and '99 Ryder Cup Team. Member of 1994, '96 and 2000 Presidents Cup Team. Will lead the American team in the 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland.
4 - 1990 Reflection Ridge Open, 1991 Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic, South Carolina Classic, Santa Rosa Open.
5 - 1994 Memorial Tournament, 1995 Colonial, 1996 British Open, Tour Championship, Phoenix Open
- 1981, '82 Minnesota State Amateur, 1989 Minnesota State Open, 1995 and '96 Diners Club Matches teamed with Duffy Waldorf, 1997 Skins Game, 1999 Williams World Challenge, 2000 Hyundai Team Matches (teamed with Duffy Waldorf)
1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.20 (ranked T16th); money $579,093 (ranked 24th); best finish, T2nd, Hardee's Golf Classic.
1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.18 (ranked T13th); money $422,761 (ranked 33rd); best finish, 3rd, The Masters.
1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 69.46 (ranked 4th); money $1,031,144 (ranked 4th); winner Memorial Tournament.
1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 69.85 (ranked T5th); money $830,231 (ranked 15th); winner Colonial National Invitation. Missed a month after MCI Classic recovering from Colon surgery.
1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 69.32 (ranked 1st); money $1,780,159 (ranked 1st); winner, British Open and Tour Championship.
1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 69.62 (ranked 5th); money $960,584 (ranked 19th); best finish, 2nd, in Mercedes Championship.
1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.15 (ranked 21st); money $1,033,673 (ranked 25th); best finish, T2nd, The Players Championship.
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.14 (ranked 15th); money $1,435,564 (ranked 24th); best finish, 2nd, Bay Hill Invitational, Greater Milwaukee Open, T2nd, FedEx St. Jude Classic, Buick Open.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 69 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 7; money $2,068,499 (ranked 12th); Winner at the Phoenix Open
Scoring - 69.84 / (9th); driving distance - 273.0 / (103rd); driving accuracy -71.4% / (51st); GIR - 70.3% / (10th); putting - 1.793 / (139th); birdie average - 3.43 per rd / (104th) / total birdies - 237; sand saves - 56.9% / (56th); scrambling - 56.9% / (157th); all-around rank - 615 / (60th)
Finished in the Top-25 of the money list for the eight straight year.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 79 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,907,660 (ranked 20th); best finish 2nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
Scoring - 70.05 / (16th); driving distance - 286.7 / (25th); driving accuracy -68.6% / (97th); GIR - 74.5% / (1); putting - 1.782 / (123rd); birdie average - 4.08 per rd / (13th) / total birdies - 322; sand saves - 55.4% / (54th); scrambling - 59.9% / (99th); all-around rank - 435 / (20th).
Finished the highest on the money list since he rejoined the PGA Tour in 1992.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 70 ; in money -17; top-10 finishes - 3; money $868,632 (ranked 74th); best finish T-5th at the Accenture Match Play Championship
Scoring - 70.56 / (34th); driving distance - 283.0 / (63rd); driving accuracy -68.1% / (89th); GIR - 70.3% / (8th); putting - 1.816 / (189th); birdie average - 3.19 per rd / (177th) / total birdies - 223; sand saves - 41.1% / (185th); all-around rank - 881 / (121st).
Finished in top 100 on money list for 12th straight season
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 82; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $1,173,237 Rank (61st); Best finish: 2nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach
Scoring - 70.42 / (40th); Driving Distance - 286.8 / (93rd); Driving Accuracy - 67.3% / (84th); GIR - 70.5% / (5th); Putting - 1.782 / (108th); Birdie Average - 3.87 per rd / (37th) / Total Birdies - 317; Sand Saves - 45.5% / (146th); All-Around Rank - 570 / (41st).
After struggling most of the year, posted top-10s in four of last five starts. In final three starts, held at least a share of the lead entering the final round.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; Rounds Played - 66; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,343,277 Rank (53rd); Best finish: T-2nd at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas
Scoring - 70.10 / (13th); Driving Distance - 287.2 / (97th); Driving Accuracy - 69.7% / (29th); GIR - 71.4% / (3rd); Putting - 1.778 / (102nd); Birdie Average - 3.88 per rd / (15th) / Total Birdies - 256; Sand Saves - 44.0% / (157th); All-Around Rank - 426 / (9th).
His two runner-up finishes gives him 18 runner-up finishes in his career.
2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; Rounds Played - 67; in money - 35; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,655,416 Rank (46th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Buick Invitational & The Players Championship
Scoring - 70.64 / (48th); Driving Distance - 285.9 / (121st); Driving Accuracy - 64.3% / (75th); GIR - 67.6% / (33rd); Putting - 1.800 / (160th); Birdie Average - 3.39 per rd / (135th) / Total Birdies - 227; Sand Saves - 45.8% / (139th); All-Around Rank - 807 / (110th).