Residence: Shreveport, Louisiana
David Toms has been one of the most consistent golfers on the US Tour over the past decade assembling nearly $30million in career prize money; which places him in 7th on the career prize money list. He started his sporting career however playing baseball with Major Leaguers Ben Macdonald and Albert Belle before deciding to concentrate on golf. Our biography photo of David was taken at the Doral Resort in Miami during the World Golf Championships in March 2007 which was won by - you guessed it - Tiger Woods.
David won the 15-17 Boys' event at the 1984 Junior World Golf Championships before attending Louisiana State University where he was a 1st team All-American. He joined the US PGA Tour in 1992 and has won 12 events. His most recent was the 2006 Sony Open in Hawaii where his 3rd round 61 set the course record at the Waialae Country Club.
Undoubtedly though the highlight of his career was victory in his, to date, only Major - the 2001 PGA Championship played at the Athletic Club in Atlanta, where he beat a heartbroken (and then Major-less) Phil Mickelson into second place. His winning score of 265 in the 2001 PGA Championship is the lowest absolute 72-hole score ever recorded in a major championship.
Away from the golf course David is a big-hearted charity man, the David Toms Foundation has raised over $2½ million of grants for unprivileged children. He is also building a name as a golf course architect with several courses under construction - and worked with Rees Jones on the Redstone Course which plays hosts to the Shell Houston Open each year.
David has not been able to bring his best form to the golf course during 2008. He only managed a solitary top-10 this year which came at the Viking Classic in September where he tied for 8th position. A run of poor form has seen him fall to #88 in the Official Golf World Rankings which is critically outside the top 50 and all of the privileges that this brings, including invites to each of the 4 majors. This poor run of form caused David to miss the 2008 Ryder Cup, a tournament that he has been involved in since 2002.
David Toms Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by David Toms throughout his career
David Toms Tournament History
2007 World Golf Championship - CA Championship
22-25 March - WGC - CA Championship - Doral Golf Resort and Spa - Blue Monster Course. Tiger Woods bagged another $1.35m for his two-shot win over Ryder Cup team mate Brett Wetterich at the Blue Monster Course at the Doral Resort in Miami, Florida between 22nd-25th March 2007. No one ever got closer than three shots to Tiger on the final afternoon. The World Golf Championships are played over five continents – and feature the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings along with top finishers on the money lists of six Tours comprising the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Australasian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and Southern Africa Tour). The formats vary - match play, strokeplay and team - but the purses are always big! The WGC CA Championship is the fifth tournament Woods has won at least three times in a row.
In David Toms's bag...We have some close-ups of David's bag en route - in the meantime, we can tell you what's in the bag of this photo taken at WGC Doral in March 2007 - and it's all TaylorMade: A 9.5 degree TaylorMade r7 460 driver, 15 degree r7 TP fairway wood, rac TP irons and a TaylorMade Rossa Imola putter.
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