Just getting back to the U.S. Open could take some work.
Lehman, coming off his most difficult season as a pro, probably needs a top 10 finish this weekend to avoid having to play a 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Open at Olympia Fields.
Colonial is the final week to lock up a berth in the U.S. Open, either by moving into the top 50 in the World Ranking or the top 10 on the PGA Tour money list. In Europe, the top two players on the Order of Merit after this week will be exempt.
The focus is on Lehman, who has always played his best in the U.S. Open. He is No. 52 in the World Ranking, having missed the cut at the Byron Nelson Classic.
Also on the bubble are Bob Tway (No. 51), Scott McCarron (No. 53) and Stewart Cink (No. 54), whose game is coming around. Cink already missed out on The Masters this year.
Mark Calcavecchia also missed The Masters this year. He is at No. 59, and likely will need to finish no worse than fifth.
Missing from the Colonial field is John Huston, who is sitting precariously at No. 50 and could slip from that number if players behind him have a good week. Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer (No. 49) isn't playing the Volvo PGA Championship in Europe.
On the money list, Chad Campbell is holding down the 10th spot. He is only about $38,000 over Steve Flesch and about $75,000 over Nick Price, who are both playing Colonial.
Campbell was in the same spot for The Masters, but tied for sixth in the final week (Players Championship) to secure a ticket to Augusta National.
Colonial is the final week to lock up a berth in the U.S. Open