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Tom Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday to become the first player to win the Champions Tour season points title for two straight years.
After shooting 68-63-62 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round, Lehman birdied four of the last five holes for a 5-under 65 and a six-stroke victory.
Jay Haas shot a 69 to finish second.
''It was a great week from start to finish,'' Lehman said. ''I played some of my best golf of the year. I'm very, very fortunate and thankful to be able to kind of bring my best when I needed it.''
Lehman won at the mountainside club where he first worked with Jim Flick, the noted swing instructor stricken by pancreatic cancer.
''The more I thought about that, the more teary-eyed I would get,'' said Lehman, who spoke to Flick on the phone before the round. ''I decided I can't play this round of golf with tears in my eyes. I have to wait until business is finished.'...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. As his final putt disappeared into No. 18, Tom Lehman bent over and tugged his cap down as far as it could go. It did not quite shield his quivering upper lip.
Lehman won both the Charles Schwab Cup tournament championship and the season-long Charles Schwab Cup title on Sunday with his mind firmly on mentor, teacher and friend Jim Flick, who is battling pancreatic...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Asked about the season title scenarios entering the Champions Tour finale, Tom Lehman said all he knew was "if I win, I win."
That was all he needed to know. Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday to become the first player to win the season points title two straight years.
After shooting 68-63-62 to take a one-stroke lead into...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tom Lehman took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Saturday and moved closer to becoming the first player to win the season points title two straight years.
Lehman birdied the final hole for an 8-under 62 in the third round and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples in the Champions Tour's season-ending event. Couples also shot a 62 to...
Jim Flick, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus upon joining the Champions Tour, died Monday of pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 82.
Flick taught golf in 23 countries and directed programs such as Golf Digest's Schools and ESPN Golf Schools. He was director of instruction at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz...