Lehman Toms in the Hunt

By Sports NetworkOctober 16, 2004, 4:00 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tom Lehman shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to grab a piece of the lead after three rounds of the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Lehman finished 54 holes at 12-under-par 204 along with 36-hole leader Brent Geiberger.
 
David Toms carded a 1-under 71 to finish one shot back at 11-under-par 205. The 2001 PGA champion was joined by Matt Gogel, Joe Ogilvie and Michael Allen in a tie for third.
 
Lehman has a pair of top-five finishes in his last three events, including a tie for second last week in Las Vegas. The veteran is in no danger of losing his PGA Tour card unlike some of his competitors, but he still has plenty to play for.
 
'I got a lot of things going right,' said Lehman. 'Most importantly I think I got my attitude really good.'
 
The 45-year-old mixed a couple of birdies with a bogey over his first five holes at Forest Oaks. Lehman coasted at even par around the turn until a birdie at the par-3 12th lifted him to 11 under.
 
Lehman, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour whose last title came at the 2000 Phoenix Open, added a birdie at the par-5 13th and held on for a share of the lead.
 
'I think the biggest thing is wondering if you can win,' said Lehman. 'But thinking about it, believing it and doing it are two different things.'
 
Geiberger, who hasn't won on tour since 1999 in Hartford, parred his first four holes, but struggled to a bogey at the par-4 fifth, his first dropped shot of the tournament.
 
The 36-year-old was passed by several players on the leaderboard, but Geiberger countered on the inward half. He picked up a birdie at the par-4 11th and added a birdie at the par-5 13th to move to minus-12.
 
At the par-5 15th, Geiberger ran home a 10-foot putt for birdie to regain the top spot on the leaderboard. Geiberger found trouble at the difficult par-3 17th, however, and bogeyed the hole. He came close to getting that shot back at the last, but his late birdie try failed to find the bottom of the cup.
 
Gogel tallied a pair of birdies on the front side and ran off four consecutive birdies starting at the par-3 12th en route to a 66, the low round of the day.
 
'Golf's a funny game,' said Gogel, who won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2002. 'I could go out tomorrow and be a wreck. But I really fell like I'm playing well enough, driving it well enough that if I put it on the green and make a few birdies, I'll have a shot at winning.'
 
Toms was struggling early on in his round with five bogeys and two birdies over his first 11 holes. He countered down the stretch, however, with back-to- back birdies from the 13th and an eagle at the par-5 15th.
 
Ogilvie mixed five birdies with three bogeys for a round of 70, while Allen managed a round of 68 to finish one shot off the pace.
 
Defending champion Shigeki Maruyama shot a 68 to join Chris Smith in a tie for seventh at 10-under-par 206.
 
Jerry Kelly, Ben Crane, Blaine McCallister, David Frost, Tom Pernice, Jr., Jeff Brehaut and Richard S. Johnson shared ninth place at 9-under-par 207.
 
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    Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

    By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

    The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

    There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

    Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

    Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

    Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

    None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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    Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

    An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

    In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

    Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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    Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

    By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

    Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

    With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

    Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

    The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

    Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

    In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.