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Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lehman beats Couples, Frost in sudden death


By ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer

PARKER, Colo. Tom Lehman won the 71st Senior PGA Championship on Sunday with a par on the first playoff hole, where Fred Couples and David Frost were done in by bad tee shots and double-bogeyed.

After Lehman began the sudden death playoff on No. 18 with a solid shot down the fairway, Couples' only bad tee shot of the tournament veered left into the shrubs, forcing him to take a drop.

Frost's tee shot ended up in the left bunker and he pulled his second shot left of the gallery. He cleared out dozens of pine cones in between him and the green before striking his ball across the green.

Frost and Couples finished with 6s before Lehman's birdie putt from 12 feet came up a quarter roll short. He tapped it from there and cradled the silver trophy.