Tom Lehman, who turned 50 on March 7, will make his debut on the over-50 circuit Friday at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at Westin Savannah (Ga.) Harbor Resort and Spa. He’s paired with Bernhard Langer in the two-man team event.
Lehman says he’ll go back and forth from the PGA Tour and Champions Tour this season but expects to play about 10 events on the senior circuit. A five-time PGA Tour winner, Lehman will be looking for his first victory in nine years. He missed much of last season with an elbow injury but showed a return to form finishing tied for eighth at the Transitions Championship in Tampa last month. That could spell trouble for his new/old peers.
Lehman says he’s suspicious of what he’s hearing in his welcome to the tour.
“You get the same song and dance from everybody, a bunch of old guys that can't play anymore and just take it easy on us,” he told reporters at the event. “I know better.”