On Sunday afternoon, after skinning Couples in sudden death and earning "enough to cover my doctor bills," Lehman set his sights on life after surgery. "When I come back, I'm gonna be an underdog again," he said, "but that's O.K. It's a position I like."
Beauty and The Beach
Like a pebble in a Gucci loafer, the 5th hole at Pebble Beach irritated its owners. The 5th was an anomaly—an inland par-3 that interrupted the seaside stretch of holes 4 through 10. It zagged when the rest zigged because Chicago businessman William Beatty had bought 5-4 acres along the coast in 1915, forcing designers Douglas Grant and Jack Neville to build the course around Beatty's property. Finally, in '96, the Pebble Beach Company spent $3 million to buy the land and rebuild the hole.
"The last piece of the puzzle," head pro Chris Pryor calls Pebble's new number 5, which opened for play on Nov. 18 (for those who can pay the course's $295 greens fee). Jack Nicklaus spent nine months turning a mediocre 166-yarder into an imposing 187-yard oceanfront hole (above, left) featuring a 4,000-square-foot green surrounded by bunkers above a hungry 70,000,000-square-mile ocean.
"I think there will be higher scores," Nicklaus says.
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