Tom Lehman Biography
Tom Lehman is a well-known face in the sports industry. He is an American professional golfer, who is well known for becoming the first golfer ever to be named as the PGA, Web.com, and Champions Tour Player of the Year.
Tom Lehman Early life & Education
Thomas Edward Lehman was born on March 7, 1959, in Austin, Minnesota. His father, Jim Lehman, Sr., passed away after complications from lung surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has two siblings named Jim and Michael
As a young:
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Lehman grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, and enrolled the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, earning a degree in Business/Accounting in 1977.
Tom Lehman Career
Lehman was a football standout at St. John’s University in Minnesota where he was a four-year letterman for the legendary coach John Gagliardi, the winningest all-time coach in college football history with 469 career victories.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 20, 2017
Lehman was a record-setting two-way player for the Johnnies and led the country in scoring in 1956. Following graduation, Lehman enlisted in the Navy and then played briefly for the Baltimore Colts, who went on to win the NFL title in 1958 in what was considered the greatest game ever played.
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He competed on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 1985 with limited success and then played elsewhere for six seasons. After topping the Ben Hogan Tour’s 1991 money list and being named Ben Hogan tour Player of the Year he went back on the PGA Tour starting in 1992.
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Lehman gained five PGA Tour Events starting with the Memorial Tournament in 1994. In 1995 he acquired the Colonial National Invitation. He obtained his only major at The Open Championship in 1996 and also won The Tour Championship the same year.
Happy Birthday to Tom Lehman, Champion Golfer of the Year in 1996 at Royal Lytham and St Annes. pic.twitter.com/0EgB2v8aVN
— The Open (@TheOpen) March 7, 2017
That year Lehman was described the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year. He also carried home the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Prize and was the PGA Tour’s leading money winner. He went on to gain the Phoenix Open in 2000.
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Serving the United States Lehman gained the Ryder Cup and was a three time Presidents Cup winner. He obtained his Champions Tour debut tournament in 2009 and obtained the Payne Stewart Award in 2010. In 2011 he got the Arnold Palmer Award for Champions Tour Money List Leader and the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for Champions Tour Player of the Year, which he also acquired in 2012.
Tom Lehman Personal Life
Being a well-known personality, his personal life is the matter for his fans. He prefers to stay away from the spotlight when it comes to his personal life. But here we will end the curiosity of his fans regarding his personal life.
In fact, he is a happily married. He and his wife Melissa Lehman has been married for a long time. The couple’s wedding date set in 1987, where only close and relatives attended their wedding.
The couple has four children two daughters and two sons named, Thomas Andrew Lehman, Sean Lehman, Holly Lehman and Rachael Lehman. As of now, their relationship is going very well and it seems the two are inseparable.
Tom Lehman Net Worth
He converted the first golfer ever to be named as the PGA, Web.com, and Champions Tour Player of the Year. Moreover, he won the Presidents Cup in 1994, 1996, and 2000 as a member of the U.S. National Team.
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His estimated net worth has $13 million and most of his income hails from sports and endorsements.