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Thomas Lehman Accepts Sponsor Exemption Son Of Minnesota Native Tom Lehman to Compete in First PGA TOUR Event

Jul 17, 2023

July 17, 2023


BLAINE, MN – Today 3M Open tournament officials announced Thomas Lehman has been added to the field for Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event, scheduled for July 24-30 at TPC Twin Cities.

“We are really excited that we were able to extend an unrestricted sponsor exemption to Thomas and add to the story of golf in Minnesota,” said Mike Welch, 3M Open Tournament Director. “We are certain area fans will enjoy supporting him as he plays in his first PGA TOUR event.”

Lehman, whose father won five times on the PGA TOUR, including the 1996 Open Championship, graduated from Cal Poly in 2019. He won the 2016 Northern Am in Arizona and was 15th in the Big West Golf Championship. Lehman qualified for the 2018 U.S. Amateur in the Minnesota qualifier, shooting 72 and 74 at the Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton. He missed the cut at the Amateur, held at Pebble Beach, which was won by Viktor Hovland.

Lehman turned pro in 2020 and currently plays mini-Tour events, mostly the Dakotas Tour.

His father, who consulted on course renovations at TPC Twin Cities played the 3M Championship eight times and competed in the inaugural 3M Open in 2019. That year, Lehman shot an opening-round 67 and was among the top 20. He would finish the week T55.

Multiple ticket packages are currently available for Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event. Courtesy of Cub, children ages 15 and under will be admitted free to the tournament with the purchase of a Fan Pass. Tickets for the STILLY Party Deck are on sale now. For more ticket information, updates, and questions, please visit

The ethos of the 3M Open is “Golf That Matters” and now in its fifth year, is committed to remaining a platform to give back and assist our communities through the 3M Open Fund. The 3M Open Fund will donate funds raised to select Minnesota charities to support the incredible work being performed both locally and regionally. In 2023, deserving charities such as First Tee Minnesota, M Health Fairview and Greater Twin Cities United Way will be major beneficiaries and highlighted during our tournament.


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About the 3M Open

A PGA TOUR event, the inaugural 3M Open contested in July of 2019. Its list of champions includes Matthew Wolff, Michael Thompson, Cameron Champ and Tony Finau.  Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event is contested at the TPC Twin Cities and will be held July 24-30, 2023. Managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament benefits local programs through the 3M Open Fund. For more information, please visit Follow the 3M Open on Instagram/Twitter @3MOpen and at


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