Who's who: David Toms

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Who's who: David Toms

  • Name:

    David Wayne Toms
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Jan 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1989
  • Website:

    https://www.davidtomsfoundation.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2001). Senior MAJORS (1): US Senior Open (2018). Ryder Cup player (2002, '04, '06). Presidents Cup player (2003, '05, '07, '11). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.

Golf course design

David Toms design business has been involved with a number of projects, including the lead design of Carter Plantation and LaTour, both located in Louisiana.

Did you know?

David Toms, who was born and still lives in Louisiana, attended college at Louisiana State University (LSU). He enjoyed a very successful career on the PGA Tour, and now plays on the senior PGA Tour. Toms spends considerable time working with his Foundation for underprivileged, abused and abandoned children, as well as in his golf design business.

Top tournaments won by David Toms

2018
Majors
277 (-3)
$720,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (39th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp), Tim Petrovic (USA) and Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 1 shot behind 51-year-old Toms (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his 35th start on the Tour. [East course, The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].

2011
America
265 (-15)
$1,116,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 19-22). Second-placed Charlie Wi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Toms (USA), who claimed his first tour win for five years. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2006
America
261 (-19)
$918,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$918,000

Title sponsor

Sony

Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Chad Campbell (USA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Toms (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

2005
WGC
6 & 5
$1,300,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

$1,300,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 24-27). Toms (USA) beat Chris DiMarco (USA) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Champions course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.]

2004
America
268 (-16)
$846,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$846,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the Fedex St Jude Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Bob Estes (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Toms (USA). [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2003
America
264 (-20)
$810,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (June 26-29). Second-placed Nick Price (Zim) finished 3 shots behind Toms (USA). Price's final round 9-under-par 62, was countered by a 64 from Toms. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2003
America
278 (-10)
$1,008,000
Wachovia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Wachovia

The inaugural Wachovia Championship (May 8-11). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji), Brent Geiberger (USA) and Robert Gamez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Toms (USA), despite Toms taking a quadruple bogey 8 at the final hole. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].

2001
America
266 (-22)
$720,000
Compaq

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq Classic of New Orleans (May 3-6). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind home-state winner Toms (USA). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].

2001
Majors
265 (-15)
$936,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$936,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (83rd) (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Toms (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].

2001
America
269 (-15)
$630,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 1 shot behind David Toms (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2000
America
271 (-13)
$540,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (Oct 5-8). Toms (USA) beat Mike Weir (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

1999
America
271 (-17)
$324,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Toms (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1999
America
47 pts
$468,000
Sprint

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

47 pts

Prize money

$468,000

Title sponsor

Sprint

Played as the Sprint International (Aug 19-22; modified stableford format). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 3 points behind Toms (USA). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

275 (-17)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hassan II Trophy (unofficial limited-field event). Toms (USA) beat Chris Perry (USA) and Miguel Angel Martin (Esp) in a playoff. [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

1997
America
Oakwood CC, IL
265 (-15)
$243,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Venue

Oakwood CC, IL

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$243,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quad City Classic (July 10-13). Second-placed Brandel Chamblee (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Toms (USA). [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].

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