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Lehman recovering from knee surgery

Tom Lehman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday but the procedure isn't expected to keep him out of next week's PGA Championship.

"He's doing well," said Lehman's brother and agent, Jim. "They removed a bone spur and did one or two other things. He is free to start practicing at the end of the week and he fully expects to be at the PGA."

Lehman twisted his knee on Friday and had to withdraw from The International Saturday morning after completing his final two holes in the weather-delayed second round. He had been tied for the lead after the first round.

Tom Lehman at the International, he had to withdraw halfway through. Allsport.

"I was OK for the first 20 or 22 holes, then I felt it and struggled the rest of the way," Lehman said Saturday. "My knee started to swell, and after my round this morning I had it drained. It swelled back up, however, and I just do not feel I need to take any chances on these hills.

Jim Lehman said his brother injured his knee in high school but had experienced no problems since. "This just appears to be a degenerative thing -- all that walking and playing a lot of golf," he said.

Lehman is currently ranked No. 8 on the PGA Tour money list and 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking. A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Lehman captured the Phoenix Open earlier this year.

 

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