Tom Lehman, Assistant Captain
Hometown: Alexandria, Minnesota
Birthplace: Austin, MN
Birthdate: March 7, 1959
College: University of Minnesota
Turned Professional: 1982
RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1995-97-99
Total Matches: 10
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 5-3-2
Singles (W-L-H): 3-0-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 1-2-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 1-1-1
Total Points Won: 6 ½
Total Points Won Point %: .65
1995 Oak Hill Country Club
Europe 14 ½, USA 13 ½
Day One Morning Foursomes: Corey Pavin/ Tom Lehman (1-up) def. Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Tom Lehman/Corey Pavin lost to David Gilford/Bernhard Langer (4/3)
Day Three Singles: Tom Lehman (4/3) def. Steve Ballesteros
1997 Valderrama Golf Club
Europe 14 ½, USA 13 ½
Day One Morning Four-balls: Tom Lehman/Jim Furyk lost to Jesper Parnevik and Per-Ulrik Johansson (1-up)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Tom Lehman/Phil Mickelson halved with Jesper Parnevik/Ignacio Garrido
Day Two Morning Four-balls: Phil Mickelson/Tom Levine halved with Jose Maria Olazabal/ Ignacio Garrido
Day Three Singles: Tom Lehman (7/6) defeats Ignacio Garrido
1999 The Country Club
USA 14 ½, Europe 13 ½
Day One Morning Foursomes: Tom Lehman/Tiger Woods lost to Sergio Garcia/Jesper Parnevik (2/1)
Day Two Afternoon Four-balls: Tom Lehman/Phil Mickelson (2/1) defeat Darren Clarke/Lee Westwood
Day Three Singles: Tom Lehman (3/2) defeats Lee Westwood
In 2000, Lehman had the most financially rewarding season of his career with earnings of $2,068,499 and a 12th place finish on the PGA Tour money list. He earned his fifth PGA tour title at the Phoenix Open. That same year he compiled a 3-2 record at the Presidents Cup while helping the US team to Victory. In 1997, a T4 at the MCI Classic made Lehman only the second player from the US to become No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He was PGA Tour player of the year in 1996 with a then-record $1,780,159 in earnings for the season. Lehman's first victory of the year came at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. Was a three-time winner of the Nationwide Tour becoming its top money-winner and Player of the Year. During the 1980s he played in Asia and South Africa. In 2006, Lehman captained the U.S. Ryder Cup in a losing effort at The K Club in Ireland.
(5) 1994 Memorial Tournament. 1995 Colonial National Invitation. 1996 British Open Championship, THE TOUR Championship. 2000 Phoenix Open.
Champions Tour Victories
(2) 2009 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. 2010 Senior PGA Championship.
Nationwide Tour Victories
(4) 1990 Ben Hogan Reflection Ridge. 1991 Ben Hogan Gulf Coast Classic, Ben Hogan South Carolina Classic, Ben Hogan Santa Rosa Open.
(3): 1993 Casio World Open [Jpn]. 1997 Loch Lomond World Invitational [Eur]. 2009 Torneo de Maestros Copa Personal [Arg].