November 4 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In his home game, Tom Lehman claimed all the hardware at the Champions Tour’s season finale.
Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship by a whopping six shots at Desert Mountain’s Cochise Course with a final-round 5-under 65, in the process leapfrogging Bernhard Langer to win the Charles Schwab Cup. He’s the first player to win the season-long race two years in a row.
Langer finished sixth.
Lehman started the final round ahead by one over Fred Couples, then birdied the second and third holes to establish a cushion that was never threatened. He won for the second time on the year, having won the Regions Tradition during the summer.
In winning the Schwab Cup, Lehman will likely win Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. Last year when he won POY, he became the first win the award on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour.
Langer, Fred Funk and Loren Roberts were among the players at the 18th green congratulating Lehman on his great week.
Tom Watson was the only other player to win the season finale while also winning the Schwab Cup, in 2005.