Who's who: Tom Lehman

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Who's who: Tom Lehman

  • Name:

    Thomas Edward "Tom" Lehman
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 7, 1959 in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Austin, Minnesota
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1982
  • Website:

    https://www.lehmandesigngroup.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Senior MAJORS (3). Ryder Cup player (1995, '97, '99). Ryder Cup captain (2006). Presidents Cup player (1994, '96, 2000). Multiple wins on the US PGA (5), European (2), Japan (1), Champions and European Snr tours. PGA Tour leading money winner (1996). Champions Tour leading money winner (2011). Charles Schwab Cup winner (2011, 2012). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer (for one week).

Golf course design

Tom Lehman has designed several golf courses including (but not limited to): Raven at Verrado and Gallery GC North course (AZ, with John Fought); Tucson Natl (AZ); Arroyo Trabuco (California); Lake Jovita South course (Florida); Troy Burne (Wisc) and Raven at Three Peaks (Colo), with Hurdzan-Fry.

Did you know?

Tom Lehman attended college at the University of Minnesota. Before finding success on the PGA Tour, Lehman spent time playing on the Asian and Sunshine tours. Lehman, a born-again Christian lives in Arizona.

Top tournaments won by Tom Lehman

2019
America
199 (-17)
$305,000
Mitsubishi

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$305,000

Title sponsor

Mitsubishi

Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Jan 17-19; PGA Tour Champions season-opener). Second-placed David Toms (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2018
America
Wakonda Club
131 (-13)
$262,500
Principal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Wakonda Club

Score

131 (-13)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Principal

Played as the Principal Charity Classic (June 8-10). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Glen Day (USA), Woody Austin (USA) and Scott Parel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lehman (USA). Event reduced to 36 holes due to severe weather forcing cancellation of the final round. [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].

2017
America
199 (-20)
$255,000
Conquistadores

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

199 (-20)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Conquistadores

Played as the Tucson Conquistadores Classic (March 17-19). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA), who recorded his tenth Champions Tour win. Stricker was making his Champions Tour debut. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

2015
America
204 (-12)
$315,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Oct 9-11). Second-placed Joe Durant (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA), who finished his final round with an eagle and three birdies. [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2014
America
North Shore CC, IL
201 (-15)
$270,000
Encompass

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

North Shore CC, IL

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Encompass

Played as the Encompass Championship (June 20-22). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) and Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA). [North Shore CC, Glenview, nr Chicago, IL].

2012
Awards
x
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Lehman (USA) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2012
Awards
3082 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

3082 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Lehman (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture his second straight Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 2647 pts; Fred Couples (USA) was third with 1846 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

2012
Majors
274 (14)
$335,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

274 (14)

Prize money

$335,000

Title sponsor

Regions

Played as the Regions Tradition (June 7-10). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Chien Soon Lu (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Lehman (USA). [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].

2012
America
258 (-22)
$440,000
Charles Schwab

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

$440,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Nov 1-4; Champions Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) finished 6 shots behind Lehman (USA), whose win allowed him to top the season-long points tally and earn a second straight Charles Schwab Cup trophy. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

2011
Awards
$2,081,526
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

$2,081,526

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Lehman (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Champions Tour 201 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,081,526 on the Tour. Mark Calcavecchia (USA) was second with $1,867,991; John Cook (USA) was third with $1,747,075.

2011
Awards
x
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Lehman (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2011
Majors
275 (-13)
$330,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Regions

Played as the Regions Tradition (May 5-8). Lehman (USA) beat Peter Senior (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole. Lehman recorded his second senior major title, and third win in seven Champions Tour starts. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].

2011
America
Broken Sound
203 (-13)
$270,000
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Broken Sound

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Championship (Feb 11-13). Second-placed Jeff Sluman (USA) and Rod Spittle (Can) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA). [Old course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].

2011
America
200 (-16)
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (April 1-3). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim), Jeff Sluman (USA) and David Frost (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Lehman (USA), who recorded his second win of 2011. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€61,722

Title sponsor

MCB

Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 9-11; Eurpn Snr Tr season-ending event, which replaced the OKI Castellon Senior Tour Championship and the early-season Mauritius Commercial Bank Open). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Lehman (USA), who was playing his first regular European Senior Tour event. [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].

2011
Awards
2422 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

2422 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Lehman (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Mark Calcavecchia (USA) was second with 2348 pts; Peter Senior was third with 1874 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

2010
Majors
281 (-7)
$360,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The Senior PGA Championship (May 27-30). Lehman (USA) beat Fred Couples (USA) and David Frost (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole to claim his first senior major title. [Colorado GC, Parker, Colorado].

2009
America
189 (-27)
$225,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

189 (-27)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 24-26; two-man better-ball team event). Tom Lehman (USA) & Bernhard Langer (Ger) beat Jeff Sluman (USA) & Craig Stadler (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Lehman was making his Champions Tour debut. [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].

2009
America
274 (-10)
AR$54,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

AR$54,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Torneo de Maestros (Argentine Masters) (Dec 3-6; Tour de las Americas event). Second-placed Daniel Vancsik (Arg) and Miguel Carballo (Arg) finished 5 shots behind Lehman (USA). [Olivos GC, Pablo Nogués, Buenos Aires].

2000
America
20th hole
$100,000
Hyundai

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

20th hole

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 16-17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Tom Lehman (USA) & Duffy Waldorf (USA) beat Mark Calcavecchia (USA) & Fred Couples (USA) at the 20th hole in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

2000
America
270 (-14)
$576,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$576,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 27-30). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) and defending champion Rocco Mediate (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

1999
America
267 (-13)
$1,000,000
Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Williams

The inaugural Williams World Challenge (Dec 29-Jan 2, 2000; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lehman (USA). [Raptor course, Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1997
America
Rancho La Quinta CC
10 skins
$300,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Rancho La Quinta CC

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 28-30; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Lehman (USA) won with a total of 10 skins worth $300,000. Second was Mark O'Meara (USA) 5 skins worth $240,000. Third was Tiger Woods (USA) with 3 skins worth $60,000. David Duval (USA) was shut out with no skins. [Rancho La Quinta CC, Coachella Valley, California].

1997
Europe
265 (-19)
£133,330
Gulfstream

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

£133,330

Title sponsor

Gulfstream

Played as the Gulfstream Loch Lomond World Invitational (July 9-12). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Lehman (USA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$110,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 13-15; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Tom Lehman (USA) & Duffy Waldorf (USA) beat Scott Hoch (USA) & Kenny Perry (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1996
Majors
271 (-13)
£200,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

£200,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (125th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) and Ernie Els (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Lehman (USA). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1996
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Lehman (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tour Championship (Oct 24-27). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) finished 6 shots behind Lehman (USA), who recorded the fourth of his five PGA Tour wins. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].

1996
America
134 (-10)
$400,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

134 (-10)

Prize money

$400,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Nov 17/18; unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Steve Jones (US Open) finished 2 shots behind Lehman (The Open). Third with 139 was Nick Faldo (The Masters). Fourth with 147 was Mark Brooks (USA PGA). [Poipu Bay GC, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands].

1996
Awards
$1,780,159
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

$1,780,159

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Lehman (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1996 leading money winner, with earnings of $1,780,159 on the Tour. Phil Mickelson (USA) was second with $1,697,799; Mark Brooks (USA) was third with $1,429,396.

1996
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Lehman (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1996
Awards
69.32
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

69.32

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Lehman (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Fred Couples (USA) was second with 69.57; Mark O'Meara (USA) was third with 69.69.

1996
Awards
69.32
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Score

69.32

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Lehman (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Fred Couples (USA) was second with 69.57; Mark O'Meara (USA) was third with 69.69.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitational (May 25-28). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Tom Lehman (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

1-up

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 8-10; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Tom Lehman (USA) & Duffy Waldorf (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) & John Huston (USA) by 1 hole in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1994
America
268 (-20)
$270,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 19-22). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Lehman (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1993
Japan
Ibusuki GC
274 (-14)
¥27million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Lehman, Tom

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

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