Tom Lehman aims for smaller schedule February 06 2012

Tom Lehman, a senior like myself, has decided a smaller schedule is the best approach for the 2012 season. Tom played in 29 tournaments last year and he lamented; "I won't do that again, I can assure you that, I might get 23 or 24 in." He will concentrate on the Champions Tour, aiming to add to his list of majors, he has two and wants the other three. insider.inglis.jpg In 2011  he was playing so well and enjoying it so much, he just kept teeing it up, winning  three times, including a major at the Regions Tradition, the Charles Schwab Cup, topped the money list and also claimed Champions Tour Player of the Year honors. Tom said the Player of the Year was especially gratifying because it is the vote of his peers; "All the guys you play with and respect and admire so much. So for them to make that decision means a lot to me. I think we all appreciate the fact that other players respect your ability. To me that says a great deal and makes me feel really good." "As the season progressed, it seemed like I just really wanted to play as much as I could to keep on pursuing the goal that I had set for myself. It ended up being a lot of golf, but it was a worthwhile year and very satisfying." "I was always planning on playing at least 20 on the Champions Tour. I don't think I played any more or less on the Champions Tour than I would have otherwise. It's just the other ones I committed to play on the PGA TOUR, five of those, then three others throughout the year, kind of made the year become a bit more full than maybe I would have liked otherwise." "I would like to be able to win as many tournaments as I can, as many of the bigger ones as I can. I've already won two of the majors out there and I'd like to win the other three. As I think of my career on the Champions Tour, that would be a goal, to win all the majors." I have also cut back my playing schedule, I found playing too much golf was not good for the soul. I have improved my low level stats by playing less and learning more.