Maybe this is the year that Lehman finds out what Ernie Els, the defending U.S. Open champ who was forced to withdraw from the Buick Classic because of a bad back, already knows: How to take the last step.
Martinez, who once lived in Napa, Calif., about 50 miles from San Francisco, knows Olympic well. He knows Lehman even better. "I've seen some fantastic golf in the last five or six years," Martinez says, "but the feeling I have is that I haven't seen Tom play his best."
It's June, and for Lehman, it's about time.