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the Mentor Project
Champions Tour players

Tom Lehman

PGA TOUR players

Kevin Streelman

The pairings.

Tom Lehman—Born in Austin, Minnesota, Tom attended the University of Minnesota. In a terrific 30-year career, Tom has claimed five PGA TOUR® victories, including a major at the 1996 British Open, and seven Champions Tour wins. In 2011, he posted an amazing 11 top-10 finishes—and won the Schwab Cup. In 2012, Tom became the first golfer to win the Schwab Cup two years in a row, shooting a 22-under 258—the lowest 72-hole score in Champions Tour history.

Kevin Streelman—Born in Winfield, Illinois, Kevin attended Duke University, where he led the Blue Devils to five tournament championships. In 2008, as a PGA TOUR rookie, he recorded four top-10 finishes and finished 35th in the FedExCup standings. In 2009, Kevin won the inaugural Kodak Challenge. In 2011, he had a career-best nine top-25 finishes, including four in the top 10. He followed that by posting seven more top 25s in 2012.

Corey Pavin

Jeff Overton

Corey Pavin—Born in Oxnard, California, Corey attended UCLA, where he won the Pac-10 title and was named College Player of the Year in 1982. In a brilliant 30-year career, he has amassed 12 international and 15 PGA TOUR titles—including the 1995 U.S. Open. In 2010, Corey was named Ryder Cup captain, and had eight top-10 finishes in his first season on the Champions Tour. He notched nine top 10s in 2011 and six in 2012, including a win at the Allianz Championship.

Jeff Overton—Born in Evansville, Indiana, Jeff attended Indiana University. He was the 2004–2005 Big Ten Player of the Year and scored the winning point on the final hole to recapture the Walker Cup for the U.S. In 2006, his rookie PGA TOUR season, he posted two top-10 finishes. He surpassed that in 2010 with an amazing five top-five finishes, and also played on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In 2011, he posted four top 10s, and duplicated that achievement in 2012.

Jay Haas

Bill Haas

Jay Haas—Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jay attended Wake Forest University, where he won the 1975 NCAA Championship. In a superb 36-year career, Jay has nine PGA TOUR wins—including three majors: the 2006 and 2008 Senior PGA Championships and the 2009 Senior Players Championship—16 Champions Tour wins, and two Schwab Cup wins in 2006 and 2008. In 2012, Jay had a remarkable year, finishing in the top 10 eight times in only 17 tournaments.

Bill Haas—Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bill attended Wake Forest University. There, he broke the NCAA record for career stroke average, earning Bill the Ben Hogan Award, given to the top male college golfer in the U.S. In 2011, he capped off his best season ever by winning the 2011 PGA TOUR Championship and the FedExCup, and was selected for The Presidents Cup team. In 2012, Bill posted three top 10s, including a win at the Northern Trust Open.

Ben Crenshaw

Jhonattan Vegas

Ben Crenshaw—Born in Austin, Texas, Ben attended the University of Texas, where he won three consecutive NCAA Championships from 1971 to 1973. During his extraordinary 40-year career, Ben has amassed 19 PGA TOUR victories, including two majors: The Masters in 1984 and 1995. In 1999, he captained the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. In 2002, Ben debuted on the Champions Tour, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame via the PGA TOUR ballot.

Jhonattan Vegas—Born in Maturín, Venezuela, Jhonattan immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and attended the University of Texas. The four-year Longhorn letterman became the first-ever PGA TOUR pro from Venezuela. As a rookie in 2011, he needed just two starts to notch his first PGA TOUR title at the Bob Hope Classic, becoming the first rookie winner in the tournament’s 52-year history. In 2012, Jhonattan posted two top-10 finishes.