David Toms is beginning to all over again feel the type of self-assurance he had when he was winning tournaments and constantly ranked between the PGA Tour’s excellent players. That unsatisfactory near-miss prior to Colonia is not shaking him.
Toms shot a bogey-free 8 under par 62, his greatest opening round always, for a share of the first-round guide at Colonia with Chez Reavie four days after down a final tournament at the Players Championship.
Toms said, “It was one of those days where the hole just looked big.”
Toms reconciled for his third top-five end in seven tournaments after forcing a playoff with K.J. Choi at TPC Sawgrass with a birdie at the 18th hole.
In January 2006, his start at Alley of Hogan was his greatest score in 429 rounds, since a career-best 61 at Sony Open in Hawaii, the end of his 12 PGA Tour victories.
Rickie Fowler shot a 63, lost a possibility to tie the tournament record after his draw near on his final hole, the 407-yard No. 9, strike the green and turned back into the water. He closed with a twice-bogey 6.
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