Tom Lehman leading the Transitions Championship proves there is golf beyond Tiger Woods
I don’t know about you, but I want to tune in tomorrow to see if 50-year-old Tom Lehman can take it to the house at the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., near Tampa.
The fact that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aren’t in the field makes little difference as far as I’m concerned. Seeing Lehman beat guys who are half his age is entertaining.
The former British Open winner hasn’t won on tour since the 2000 Phoenix Open, but he is in position after three rounds.
His 8-under-par total is one stroke clear of Retief Goosen, and if Lehman had gotten another rotation out of his last putt ? and if his tee shot on the par-3 13th had another couple of inches of momentum – he could have a 3-shot lead. He settled for a tap-in birdie on 13.
Lehman, who credits recent work with Jim Flick for finding rhythm in his swing, is second in the field in putting, by the way.
Hope he can keep it going on Sunday.
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Very good point, dsimpson. Did you ever watch the interviews aftr the match on Sunday where the scores are only 3-4 under? Wow, what a bunch of whinners.