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Tom Lehman

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (59) / 3/7/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215

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Tom Lehman makes his 21st career start in The Open Championship and is paired the first two rounds with two-time, runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany and 1997 champion Justin Leonard from the United States.
In his last Open start in 2013 at Muirfield, Lehman turned back the clock, if only temporarily, posting a first-round, 3-under-par 68 for shared fourth place after day one. Father time would win-out however, as he would conclude in 77-75-76 for a T58-finish. In total, the 1996 champ at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, is 13-for-20 with two top 10s, the last being a T4 in 2000. The 56-year-old went T14 in the 2010 edition at St. Andrews with a 4-under-par aggregate of 284. Lehman ranks 12th in the Charles Schwab Cup on the Champions Tour season, cashing 11 times in 11 starts with 10 top 25s, including two runner-up finishes. He's made one PGA TOUR start in 2015, missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach back in February. Tue, Jul 14, 2015 10:59:00 PM

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Tom Lehman arrives as this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in preparation for his 20th start at this event.

Opting to play with the youngsters this week thanks to a special exemption for winning the 2006 Open Championship. The University of Minnesota product is returning for the first time since 2009. Lehman has secured seven victories on the Champions Tour since 2010 and has just as many top 25s on the PGA TOUR in that time. The lack of length these courses possess will be nice for the veteran as he takes another stroll around Pebble Beach.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Tom Lehman will not compete in The Open Championship, according to the Associated Press.

The 1996 champion at Royal Lytham & St. Annes is opting for a family vacation before taking his older son to college. Lehman's only other top 10 in 18 total starts in the major was a T4 in 2000. If the age exemption doesn't change, the 55-year-old will be automatically eligible to tee it up in this major through 2019.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Tom Lehman crafted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of The Open Championship.

The 1996 Open champion and two-time Charles Schwab Cup winner has yet to hoist any hardware this year, but that didn't dissuade him today. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and created 14 birdie opportunities. Lehman circled five birdies, including at the 17th and 18th holes to vault into early contention two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Tom Lehman will pass on the Senior PGA Championship to compete in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The 1995 champion makes his 17th start at Colonial CC, with recent success including a T13 in 2009 and a T5 in 2007. He teed it up with the flat bellies twice in 2012, missing the cut at The Open Championship and sharing 16th at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:20:00 PM

Tom Lehman returns to the site of his 1996 British Open victory to chase another major championship.

Lehman should feel right at home at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, and with length not expected to be at a premium he could find himself contending once more. Now focusing his attention on the Champions Tour, he teed it up with the young guns once this year and posted a T16 at Mayakoba.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 11:00:00 PM

Tom Lehman was removed from the published field of this week's Memorial.

No biggie. He's listed in the published field of the Principal Charity Classic on the Champions Tour instead.
Mon, May 30, 2011 09:55:00 AM

Tom Lehman carded a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in his opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Lehman's last of five PGA TOUR victories occurred at this event in 2000, and he lives in Scottsdale, so he's supported this event for a long time. This is the 20th start for the 51-year-old at the WMPO. En route to a T14 here last year, he opened with a 66. It was a bit of a fireworks show for Lehman today, as he converted birdies from 17'5", 25'2" and 20'5" at the seventh, 10th and 12th holes, respectively. He holed out for another birdie from 10 yards just off the fifth green. When he walked off 18, he was signing his card with a share of the lead.
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 07:58:00 PM

Tom Lehman has been awarded a special invitation into next month's PGA Championship.

Considering that Hazeltine is the host this year, it's a no-brainer to open a spot for the native Minnesotan. Lehman, who turned 50 in March, finished T-29 when Hazeltine hosted the 2002 PGA.
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 01:48:00 PM

Tom Lehman posted a final round of 4-over-par 75 and finished in a tie for eighth place at the Transitions Championship.

Lehman started the day with a one-stroke lead and by the turn he was three-shots off the lead. He sank even further with a double-bogey at the 16th hole, but he pulled himself back into the Top 10, with a nice birdie at the 17th. The T-8 finish earned him a check for $151,200, however Lehman has been playing on a Minor Medical Extension and he has fallen $16,243 short of the terms of that extension. He will now play out of the Top 25 career Money List Exemption. Lehman is scheduled to play in next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he has a very good history that includes a T-8 last year and a T-5 in 2007.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009 08:27:00 PM

Tom Lehman carded a third round of 3-under-par 68 and leads by a stroke over Retief Goosen at the Transitions Championship.

The 50-year-old Lehman was 1-over-par at the turn, then he made his charge up the leaderboard by reeling off four consecutive birdies starting at the 12th hole. Lehman looked like he might add a birdie the final hole, however the 16-foot putt hung on the lip. On Sunday, Lehman will be looking for his sixth career PGA Tour title and his first since the 2000 Phoenix Open.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 05:59:00 PM

Tom Lehman is 5-under-par through two rounds of the Transitions Championship.

Lehman is tied for third place with seven others one stroke off the 36-hole lead. He's one of eight of the 10 golfers in the Top 10 that pulled the late-early draw this week. Although he has status this year via a career money list exemption, this is Lehman's final start on a Minor Medical Extension specifically for entry into THE PLAYERS and the AT&T National, which award spots via the Top 125 on the 2008 money list. To qualify for both, Lehman needs to earn $167,443 at the Transitions, which is at worst a three-way tie for seventh.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 07:24:00 PM

Tom Lehman posted a 3-over-par 74 in the opening round of the FBR Open.

Well, if the elbow was bothering him, then at least he has an excuse for today's 11 GIR and 32 putts. Yuck. Moreover, he failed to record a single birdie at TPC Scottsdale, where he won in 2000.
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 03:59:00 PM

Tom Lehman will be in the field at next week's FBR Open.

Since missing the cut at The Barclays in August, Lehman has withdrawn from events on the PGA Tour and elsewhere due to tendonitis in his elbow. He turns 50 in just 44 days (March 7), so his allegiance to the PGA Tour might wane considerably if he doesn't post Top 25s with regularity.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 10:32:00 AM

Tom Lehman has elected to use a one-time Top 25 Career Earnings exemption to play the PGA Tour in 2009.

No surprise and why not? Lehman turns 50 on March 7 and, sitting 18th in career earnings with over $20 million, he'll have yet another career money exemption (Top 50 all-time) in his pocket for as long as he finishes a PGA Tour season ranked inside the Top 50 all-time. Meanwhile, elbow tendinitis cut short his 2008 campaign in August, making him eligible for a Minor Medical Extension of six events specifically for 2009 invitationals that accept the Top 125 on the 2008 money list, Rotoworld learned in an email from a PGA Tour rep. If Lehman earns $176,101 before exhausting his extension, he will qualify for THE PLAYERS and the AT&T National.
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 06:02:00 PM