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David Toms

  • Birthplace: Monroe, LA
  • Residence: Shreveport, LA
  • Birth Date: January 4, 1967
  • height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1989

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PGA TOUR Victories

(12) 1997,Quad City Classic. 1999,Sprint International, Buick Challenge. 2000,Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 2001,Compaq Classic of New Orleans, PGA Championship, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. 2003,Wachovia Championship, FedEx St. Jude Classic. 2004,FedEx St. Jude Classic. 2005,World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2006,Sony Open in Hawaii.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$2,627,543 (12)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T2-- Sony Open in Hawaii, St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx, Travelers Championship. T4-- FBR Open. T5-- Zurich Classic of New Orleans. T6-- Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. T9-- THE PLAYERS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 3, Sony Open in Hawaii. 65 at Round 2, The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer. 65 at Round 3, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 65 at Round 4, St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx. 65 at Round 1, Travelers Championship. 65 at Round 2, Travelers Championship. 65 at Round 4, Travelers Championship.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Battled winner Zach Johnson in the final round before finishing two strokes back as the runner-up at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Was one stroke back entering the final hole, but drove into a fairway bunker and didn't have the opportunity to go for the par-5 green in two. Finished tied with Adam Scott...Also T2 along with Bryce Molder at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, his seventh career top-10 finish in this event. Finished five strokes back of Brian Gay but final-round 65 included an eagle at the par-5 16th hole that jumped him into second for good...Tied his best finish at the FBR Open with a T4 (2005). Four rounds in the 60s led to the top-five finish...The Louisiana native fired three rounds of 4-under 68 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to finish T5. By virtue of his T5 finish, the 2001 New Orleans champion earned a spot in THE PLAYERS Championship field for becoming the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup standings outside of the top-10 who was otherwise not exempt...Opened with a 5-under 67 at THE PLAYERS on his way to a T9 finish despite a 5-over 77 in the third round...Shot a final-round, 5-under 65 at the St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx a month later to finish T2...Kept the momentum going just two weeks later by matching that T2 finish at the Travelers Championship, where he posted three rounds of 5-under 65.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Quad City Classic, Sprint International, Buick Challenge, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, Compaq Classic of New Orleans, PGA Championship, Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, Wachovia Championship, FedEx St. Jude Classic, FedEx St. Jude Classic, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Sony Open in Hawaii.

2008 Season Highlights

Claimed six top-25 finishes, including a season-best T8 at the Viking Classic in September...Past champion held the first-round lead at the Wachovia Championship with a 5-under 67 and finished T17...Making his first start at the Viking Classic since 1998, posted a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish T8. It was his first top-10 finish of the season. The last time he failed to crack the top-10 in a season was in 1994...Exempt through 2011 based upon multiple PGA TOUR victories in multiple years, beginning with a five-year exemption for winning the 2001 PGA Championship. Subsequent victories added years to the exempt status.

Career Highlights

2007: Another solid season for the TOUR veteran as he led the U.S. team with a 4-0-1 record at The Presidents Cup...Best finish was a T3 for the two-time champion at the Stanford St. Jude Championship, his sixth consecutive top-10 in Memphis...One week later, posted T5 at the U.S. Open, four strokes behind champion Angel Cabrera. Second career U.S. Open top-10 in 11 starts...Was ranked 24th at the start of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Had to withdraw from the Deutsche Bank Championship due to a bad back and dropped to 31st in the standings. Finished T18 at the BMW Championship and dropped to 33rd in the standings, thereby missing THE TOUR Championship for the first time since 1998...Made his third consecutive Presidents Cup team. Entered the 2007 Presidents Cup with a career record of 2-7-1, but led the U.S. Team as he went undefeated (4-0-1) and totaled 4.5 points. 2006: Collected a first, second and third for the second straight season. Finished in the top-15 on the TOUR money list for the seventh time in the last eight years... Earned 12th career TOUR victory by five strokes at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Tied with Chad Campbell heading into the final round after shooting a TOUR career-best 9-under-par 61 in the third round. The 61 set the course record at Waialae CC. Birdied two of the first three holes on Sunday and won going away with a final-round 65, topping Campbell and Rory Sabbatini by five strokes. One of four players with official TOUR victories in each of the last four years...Finished T2 at the Ford Championship at Doral, one stroke behind champion Tiger Woods. Three-putted 72nd hole with Woods in the fairway behind him, allowing Woods to win with a final bogey...Suffered a back injury during the first round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in mid-June. Withdrew before the second round and returned to action at the Buick Open in early August...Made his third consecutive U.S. Ryder Cup team, earning one-half point (0-3-1). 2005: Went over the $3-million mark for the fourth time in his 13 years on TOUR. Missed matching career-high in top-10s by one with 11 (12/2002), including a win, a second and a third. Recorded four straight top-10s for the first time in his career from FBR Open in February to The Honda Classic in March... Earned 11th career TOUR victory with a 6-and-5 win over Chris DiMarco in the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Took a 6-up lead after the 18-hole morning session. Was 9-up at one point. The 6-and-5 win marked the largest margin of victory in tournament final history. The win marked the fourth top-10 in six starts (2000-2005) at the Accenture Match Play Championship. With the victory, moved into the top 10 (No. 9) in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since after the 2004 Nissan Open. With the $1.3 million paycheck, surpassed Nick Price for sixth all-time on the PGA TOUR in earnings with more than $20 million...Forced to withdraw from the 84 Lumber Classic during the first round on Sept. 15. Rushed off the course and stayed in Pittsburgh's UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital for overnight observation. Doctors diagnosed a heart condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia, a general term for a rapid heart rate originating above the ventricles. Non-life threatening ailment that was cured through surgery in mid-November. TOUR members Steve Jones and Phil Tataurangi underwent similar procedures in previous years...One week later, posted a 1-3-0 record at The Presidents Cup, including a 2-and-1 Sunday singles victory over Trevor Immelman. 2004: Finished outside the top 10 (No. 22) on the TOUR money list for the first time since 2000...Missed the Mercedes Championships due to December 9, 2003 surgery on left wrist (bone spurs)...Defending champion became the third player to win back-to-back titles at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, joining Dave Hill (1969-70) and Lee Trevino (1971-72). Opened a seven-stroke lead entering the final round after opening 67-63-65. Posted final-round, 2-over 73 to end streak of 11 consecutive rounds in the 60s at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, but still captured event by six over runner-up Bob Estes...Finished sixth on the Ryder Cup team points list to make his second U.S. Ryder Cup squad. 2003: Won twice, at the Wachovia Championship and FedEx St. Jude Classic, and had a third straight season inside the money list top 10...Despite severe food poisoning during the week, finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Was four down after 18 holes in the 36-hole final at La Costa Resort and Spa, and lost 2 and 1...Earned first victory in 42 starts at the inaugural Wachovia Championship. Despite a quadruple-bogey eight on the 72nd hole, held off Vijay Singh, Robert Gamez and Brent Geiberger by two shots for eighth career TOUR title...Carded four rounds in the 60s to capture the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Used final-round 7-under 64 to overcome 54-hole leader Richard S. Johnson. Has reached multiple TOUR victories in three seasons (1999, 2001, 2003)...Underwent surgery on his left wrist on Dec. 9 to remove bone spurs. 2002: Despite not winning for the first time on TOUR since 1998, finished fourth on TOUR money list with $3,461,794...Earned a career-best 12 top-10 finishes, tied for second on TOUR, including three runner-up finishes (lost in playoff to Sergio Garcia at Mercedes Championships, T2 at Colonial and solo second at Buick Challenge)...In first Ryder Cup appearance, led U.S. squad with a 3-1-1 record, including a singles victory over Sergio Garcia. 2001: Best season on TOUR, with three victories (second only to Tiger Woods' five), nine top 10s and third place on money list ($3,791,595)...Captured first major, the PGA Championship, in dramatic fashion. Shot 66-65-65 to hold the 54-hole lead, which included an ace on the par-3 15th in Saturday's third round. Battled playing competitor Phil Mickelson in the final round. Holding a one-stroke lead over Mickelson on the par-4 18th hole, he chose to lay up short of a water hazard in front of the green after studying a poor lie from 213 yards away. He wedged to 12 feet and sank the par putt for the win after Mickelson's long birdie putt rolled just short...First victory of the season came on home soil at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans...Won third title of the season at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill, shooting 67-68 on the weekend to win for the second consecutive year in Williamsburg, VA...Made four-man playoff at THE TOUR Championship, losing to Mike Weir's birdie on the first playoff hole. 2000: Earned fourth PGA TOUR title and for the first time in career won in consecutive seasons with playoff victory at Michelob Championship at Kingsmill. Made five-foot par putt on first playoff hole to beat Mike Weir. Victory marked first time he won by coming from behind (trailed by two entering final round). 1999: Breakthrough season where he was one of seven multiple winners on way to 10th-place finish on TOUR money list...Picked up second career TOUR title at Sprint International. Victory was second wire-to-wire win (1997 Quad City Classic). Birdied last two holes at Castle Pines GC to defeat David Duval by three points. Came close to wins in back-to-back weeks, finishing T2 at Reno-Tahoe Open...Played through back pain to earn third TOUR title at Buick Challenge. Shared second-round lead and held 54-hole lead prior to defeating Stuart Appleby by three strokes. Had to quit Wednesday pro-am after one hole due to severe back pain. 1998: Made an impression in first Masters Tournament appearance in 1998. Shot final-round 64, one off Augusta National course record and one shy of record for any major championship. Hot finish helped Masters rookie to T6 finish. Back-nine 29 tied tournament record, as did his six consecutive birdies on holes 12-17. 1997: Captured first TOUR title at Quad City Classic by three strokes after sharing 54-hole lead. 1995: Won Greenville Classic in playoff over Tom Scherrer...Won another playoff over E.J. Pfister at Wichita Open. 1992: Opened Kemper Open with course-record-tying 63, first time he set foot on TPC at Avenel. 1991: First qualified for TOUR by finishing 24th in Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: First-team All-American at LSU in 1988-89, when he was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year...Won the Junior World Championship and the PGA Junior Championship as a junior golfer in 1984.


Honorary captain at 2001 LSU-Tulane football game, participating in pre-game coin toss. Received a standing ovation from 90,000 fans at Tiger Stadium...Teammates at Louisiana State included Bob Friend, Emlyn Aubrey, Perry Moss and Greg Lesher, current or former PGA TOUR members...In 2003, created the David Toms Foundation. The foundation helps underprivileged, abused and abandoned children through funding programs that are designed to enhance a child's character, self-esteem and career possibilities. Foundation assisted those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, raising more $1.5 million. Annual charity pro-am in Birmingham, AL nets more than $400,000 for the Big Oak Ranch, a home for orphaned children. Since its inception, the Toms Foundation has made more than $3 million in grants. The Wall Street Journal in 2006 cited the Toms Foundation as having the lowest percentage of expenses of any athletic foundation that gave a minimum of $600,000 to charity...Grew up playing baseball with future major leaguers Ben McDonald and Albert Belle...Helped in re-design of Palmetto Dunes Club (Louisiana) in 1999. First David Toms signature course, Carter Plantation in Springfield, LA, opened to the public in October 2003. Worked with Rees Jones on the 18-hole course at Redstone that is the site of the Shell Houston Open. Also worked with Jones on the redesign of Baton Rouge CC and has a new signature course in Larose, LA opening in early 2009...Shared the Golf Writers Association of America's 2006 Charlie Bartlett Award with Louisianans Kelly Gibson and Hal Sutton for their combined $2-million plus in aid to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record


National Teams

Ryder Cup (3), 2002, 2004, 2006; The Presidents Cup (3), 2003, 2005, 2007; World Cup, 2002.

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