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Tom Lehman

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
4
Current Position
To Par: -1
Total Strokes: 76 - 69 - 70 - 68 : 283
T33   T29
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Austin, MN
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1982

PGA TOUR Victories

(5) 1994,Memorial Tournament. 1995,Colonial National Invitation. 1996,British Open Championship, THE TOUR Championship. 2000,Phoenix Open.

Other Victories

(9): 1993 Casio World Open. 1995 Hyundai Team Matches [with Duffy Waldorf]. 1996 Hyundai Team Matches [with Duffy Waldorf], PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Skins Game. 1997 Loch Lomond World Invitational, Skins Game, Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge. 1999 Target World Challenge presented by Williams. 2000 Hyundai Team Matches [with Duffy Waldorf].

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$46,990 (206)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

2-- Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare. T3-- ACE Group Classic. T9-- Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf.

PGA TOUR Best Round

66 at Round 4, Mayakoba Golf Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

With just five PGA TOUR starts, enjoyed a tremendous season on the Champions Tour, netting three wins in 21 starts. Collected his first Charles Schwab Cup as well, holding off Mark Calcavecchia by just 74 points at the season's final event. Took the Schwab Cup lead after the second event of the season (Allianz Championship) and never relinquished it...Was also the circuit's only $2-million man, earning the Arnold Palmer Award with a personal-best $2,081,526...Along with John Cook, led the Champions Tour with three victories and claimed all three of his wins within the first seven of his 21 starts...Captured first win in 2011 when he sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to defeat Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton. Birdied two of the final three holes to get into the overtime session...Recorded a four-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman, Nick Price and David Frost at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, his fourth overall title on the Champions Tour and second in a span of four starts in 2011. Win near Biloxi came 20 years after he claimed a title on the old Ben Hogan Tour at nearby Windance CC in Gulfport, MS. Shot a Fallen Oak course-record 64 in the second round to take the 36-hole lead and then used three birdies on the front nine on Sunday to pull away from the field. Final-round 69 at Fallen Oak was his 12th consecutive sub-70 score, tying him for second with Fred Couples for second on the all-time list of consecutive sub-70 rounds, one short of Hale Irwin's record...Won his second Champions Tour major championship and his third title of the season when he defeated Peter Senior in a two-hole playoff at the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek. Had started the day two strokes behind 54-hole leader Mark Calcavecchia. Posted a bogey-free, 3-under-par 69 to get into the playoff. After getting up and down on the first extra hole, he two-putted from 21 feet for the win when Senior missed a 5-footer to extend the playoff. The win put him over the $1-million mark in season earnings in just his seventh start. Both of his major titles have now come in playoffs. Played his final 27 holes at Shoal Creek without a bogey, and he did not have a three-putt during the week...Started season with a runner-up finish to John Cook at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Closed with a final-round 64 that included a 6-under-par 30 on the back nine. Still finished two strokes back of Cook...Selected as the Champions Tour's Player of the Month for January-February...In his first appearance in his native Minnesota as a Champions Tour member, was T2 at the 3M Championship, one stroke back of Jay Haas...Teamed with Corey Pavin to finish T3 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...Rebounded from an opening-round 73 to finish fourth at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at Westchester CC...On the PGA TOUR, finished T22 at the British Open at Royal St. George's, his fifth consecutive made cut in that event...Shot rounds of 66-69 on the weekend to finish T13 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Memorial Tournament, Colonial National Invitation, British Open Championship, THE TOUR Championship, Phoenix Open.

Career Highlights

2010: Highlight of his year came in May when he won his first individual Champions Tour title in a one-hole playoff against David Frost and Fred Couples at the Senior PGA Championship at the Colorado GC. Posted an impressive, 4-under-par 68 in windy conditions to open the event and then followed with successive 71s in his next three rounds to secure a berth in the playoff. Ended the playoff on the first extra hole with a par after both Frost and Couples had made double bogeys. Was the only player in the field to post four consecutive sub-par rounds. The victory earned him a $360,000 first prize as well as a berth later in the year in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits...Made a run for a second major title when he held a two-stroke lead after 54 holes at the JELD-WEN Tradition, but closed with a 1-over-par 73 to eventually finish T4...Made his first Champions Tour appearance at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and was solo fourth after trailing Tom Watson by three strokes through two rounds. Made two of the three total birdies on the par-3 fifth hole at Hualalai...Was one of several players tied for the lead early in the final round of the Allianz Championship and was in contention midway through the back nine until a double bogey at No. 15 led to a T5 in Boca Raton...Was among the 36-hole leaders at the Toshiba Classic and was on the leaderboard for much of the final two rounds in Newport Beach before eventually finishing T3...Made a hole in one at the 2010 PGA Championship, acing the 217-yard, 17th hole at Whistling Straits in Round 3. Eventually finished T55 in the championship at 2-over par. 2009: Had a successful debut on the Champions Tour in April. Teamed with Bernhard Langer to win the title at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in a two-hole playoff with Jeff Sluman and Craig Stadler. After Langer and Stadler traded 45-foot birdie putts on the first extra hole, Lehman made a par on the second hole to claim the title for his team. The victory made him the 13th player to win his Champions Tour debut and also made him the third of five players (Ron Streck, Keith Fergus, Gary Hallberg and Olin Browne the others) to have won on all three Tours...Best effort in a stroke-play event came in early September when he was T3 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Second-round 65 at Del Monte GC moved him into contention but a final-round 73 ended his chances...In mid-October, posted three consecutive sub-par rounds on the Tournament Course at The Woodlands and was T4 at the Administaff Small Business Classic near Houston...Performance secured a spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the top-30 money-winners, but he was unable to compete following the death of his father during tournament week...Was also T8 at the U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick GC in August as well as the JELD-WEN Tradition...Was the 54-hole leader at the PGA TOUR's Transitions Championship after three rounds in the 60s, his first third-round lead in more than four years. Playing out of the Minor Medical category, he needed to finish T7 or better to improve status but shot 75 and finished T8 for his first top-10 since 2008 THE PLAYERS Championship...Made his first cut in a U.S. Open since the 2002 event on Long Island and eventually finished T47 at Bethpage State Park. It was his 12th made cut in 17 U.S. Open appearances.

Personal

Was the 2010 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award which is presented annually to a player sharing Stewart's respect for the traditions of the game, his commitment to uphold the game's heritage of charitable support and his professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct. Received the award at the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Winner of the 2001 Charles Bartlett Award, given by GWAA for unselfish contributions to golf. Has raised several million dollars through his charity tournament in Minneapolis and is involved with "Match Point," a Phoenix program that matches adults with troubled children...Awarded the first Byron Nelson Prize by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas at the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Opening Ceremony. The Byron Nelson Prize is awarded to a person or organization in the golf world who exemplifies the ideals of “giving back” that Byron Nelson personified. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas awarded $100,000 to the McKenzie Monks Foundation, an organization that helps kids cope with cancer. Said Lehman about the honor, "I've been inspired in my life by Byron Nelson. He's inspired me to want to be a better golfer but more importantly a better person."...Credits marriage with giving him focus to do well on TOUR...Brother, Jim Lehman, Jr., is his agent...His wife, Melissa, was enlisted as his caddie at 1998 Nissan Open when regular caddie Andy Martinez suffered two broken ribs in a pickup basketball game the night before the start of the event. Went to a lighter carry bag instead of the heavier TOUR version...Lehman Design Group design projects include the Somerby GC in Byron, MN, former site of the Nationwide Tour's Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby; the TPC Twin Cities, done with Arnold Palmer, as the site of the 3M Championship on the Champions Tour in Minneapolis; and The Gallery GC in Tucson, AZ, co-designed with John Fought, former host of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship...His late father, Jim, was a football standout at St. John's University in Minnesota where he played for the legendary coach John Gagliardi.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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