Name:David Wayne Toms
Born:Jan 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Played as the inaugural Galleri Classic (Mar 24-26). Second-placed Steven Alker (NZ) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner David Toms (USA), who recorded his second win in his last three starts on the PGA Tour Champions tour. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Cologuard Classic (Mar 3-5). Second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind David Toms (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour Champions win. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the inaugural Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson (Sept 10-12; originally slated for 2020, but not played due to world coronavirus pandemic). David Toms (USA) beat Dicky Pride (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his second PGA Tour Champions win. [Norwood Hills CC, St Louis, Missouri; originally known as North Hills CC].
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.].
Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 19-22). Second-placed Charlie Wi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind David Toms (USA), who recorded the last of his 13 PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Chad Campbell (USA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 5 shots behind David Toms (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
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.]
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].
The inaugural Wachovia Championship (May 8-11). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji), Brent Geiberger (USA) and Robert Gamez (USA) finished 2 shots behind David Toms (USA), despite Toms taking a quadruple bogey 8 at the final hole. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
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].
Played as the Compaq Classic of New Orleans (May 3-6). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind home-state winner David Toms (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
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].
Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion David Toms (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (Oct 5-8). David Toms (USA) beat Mike Weir (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
Played as the Buick Challenge (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 3 shots behind David Toms (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].
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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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