Tom Lehman holds off Steve Stricker for 10th PGA Tour Champions win

Tom Lehman holds off Steve Stricker for 10th PGA Tour Champions win

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Tom Lehman holds off Steve Stricker for 10th PGA Tour Champions win

It took Tom Lehman some time to achieve it, but he can finally claim double-digit PGA Tour Champions wins.

The 58-year-old earned his 10th PGA Tour Champions win on Sunday, taking home a one-shot victory at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic.

It appeared Steve Stricker might win in his PGA Tour Champions debut, as the 50-year-old held the 36-hole lead at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course in Tucson, Ariz. But Stricker couldn’t hold off a hot Lehman.

An early eagle at the par-5 second got Lehman on track and birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 pushed him to a 7-under 66 and 20 under overall. That proved to be just enough when Stricker bogeyed 18 for a 70 after driving into the water. Stricker fell one short after Lehman parred the last.

“(Steve) gave me an opening,” Lehman said. “The Lord is good, he gave me the peace of mind to go ahead and make a par.”

The victory is Lehman’s first since the SAS Championship in October 2015. Lehman’s only previous start in 2017 yielded a T-57 at the Chubb Classic.

Bernhard Langer fired a closing 65 to place solo third at 15 under. With that round, Langer broke the PGA Tour Champions record for consecutive rounds under par at 32. Three were tied for fourth at 14 under, with Fred Couples included in that group.

Tommy Armour III posted the round of the day, a 9-under 64, to jump 45 spots to T-15 at 10 under.

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