Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tom Lehman, that old geezer -- he's 50 -- has played three solid rounds of golf at Hilton Head: 70-69-68. "You see a pattern here?" says his longtime caddie, Andy Martinez. Lehman, of course, will be trying to win the tournament, and 67 would get him to 10 under, which won't come close to winning it but would give him a sold top 10-finish and another reason to keep playing his golf on the kids' tour and not the Champions. At the Transitions Championship last month, Lehman was the third-round leader but blew-up with a closing 75. A long day at the office. On Sunday in Hilton Head, he'll be in the fourth-to-last group and I don't see a big number coming. He's putting again with a short putter, as he was when he won the British Open, and when he didn't win all those other majors, and he's a cagey player. Fred Funk was the oldest player in the field, at 52, but he missed the cut. Lehman's right there. Pretty darn cool.

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