Lehman rallies by Stricker to win Tucson

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Tom Lehman took advantage of senior newcomer Steve Stricker's late mistakes Sunday to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic for his 10th PGA Tour Champions victory.

Two strokes behind Stricker with three holes to play, Lehman closed with two birdies and a par for a 7-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over playing partner Stricker. The 58-year-old Lehman is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

"I haven't been playing a lot of golf," Lehman said. "Had surgery in early November. Had a great doctor and had a great physical therapist, Tom Bratcher, who kind of really put me through the paces over the last 3 1/2-4 months getting ready to play. I give him a lot the credit."

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