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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
Web Address: - http://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. US PGA Tr leading money winner (1996). Champions Tr 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 US 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

2019Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort199 (-17)$305,000
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].
2018Snr AmericaPrincipal Charity ClassicWakonda Club131 (-13)$262,500
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].
2017Snr AmericaTucson ClassicTucson Natl.199 (-20)$255,000
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].
2015Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC204 (-12)$315,000
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].
2014Snr AmericaEncompass ChampionshipNorth Shore CC, IL201 (-15)$270,000
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].
2012Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup3082 pts$1,000,000
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.
2012Snr AmericaCharles Schwab Cup Ch'shipDesert Mountain258 (-22)$440,000
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].
2012Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Lehman (USA) won his second straight Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2012Snr MajorsThe TraditionShoal Creek274 (14)$335,000
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].
2011Snr AmericaBoca Raton ChampionshipBroken Sound203 (-13)$270,000
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].
2011Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup2422 pts$1,000,000
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.
2011Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$2,081,526see Score
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.
2011Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Lehman (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2011Snr AmericaRapiscan ClassicFallen Oak200 (-16)$240,000
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].
2011Snr MajorsThe TraditionShoal Creek275 (-13)$330,000
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].
2011Snr EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Snrs)Belle Mare Plage204 (-12)€61,722
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].
2010Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipColorado GC281 (-7)$360,000
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].
2009Men AmericaArgentine MastersOlivos GC274 (-10)AR$54,750
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].
2009Snr AmericaLegends of Golf (US)Savannah Harbor189 (-27)$225,000
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].
2000Men AmericaHyundai Matches (PGA Tr)Pelican Hill20th hole$100,000
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].
2000Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale270 (-14)$576,000
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].
1999Men AmericaWorld ChallengeGrayhawk267 (-13)$1,000,000
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].
1997Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond265 (-19)£133,330
Played as the Gulfstream Loch Lomond World Invitational. Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Lehman (USA). [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].
1997Men AmericaSkins Game (PGA Tr)Rancho La Quinta CC10 skins$300,000
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].
1996Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPoipu Bay GC134 (-10)$400,000
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].
1996Men AmericaHyundai Matches (PGA Tr)PGA West2 & 1$110,000
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. [PGA West (Nicklaus Resort course), La Quinta, CA].
1996Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.32n/a
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.
1996Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr69.32n/a
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.
1996Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$1,780,159see Score
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.
1996Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1996Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Lehman (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
1996Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Lytham271 (-13)£200,000
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].
1996Men AmericaTour Championship (PGA Tr)Southern Hills268 (-12)$540,000
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].
1995Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex271 (-9)$252,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitational (May 25-28). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Lehman (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1995Men AmericaHyundai Matches (PGA Tr)PGA West1-up$125,000
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. [PGA West (Nicklaus Resort course), La Quinta, CA].
1994Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village268 (-20)$270,000
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].
1993Men JapanCasio World OpenIbusuki GC274 (-14)¥27million
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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