A big congratulations to David Toms, who won the Crowne Plaza Invitational Sunday (May 22) at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
Toms, who won his first PGA TOUR event in the Quad Cities in 1997, shot a final round 67 to win by one stroke over Tour veteran Charlie Wi. Toms’ victory came seven days after he lost a sudden death playoff to K.J. Choi at The Players Championship.
The victory was the 12th of Toms’ 22-year PGA TOUR career and the first for the 44-year-old Louisiana native since he won the Sony Open (now Hyundai) in January 2006.
“It just took a lot of guts,” said Toms, who opened the tournament with a pair of 62s but gave up the lead to Wie after shooting a third-round 74. One of Toms’ key shots Sunday was a pitch-in eagle on the 11th hole.
Toms owns one major championship – the 2001 PGA – and is a three-time Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team member.
Meanwhile, Crowne Plaza at Colonial defending champion Zach Johnson finished solo fourth after shooting a final round 65, giving him five straight rounds in the 60s. The longtime John Deere Classic executive board member’s final round 66 at last week’s Players Championship moved him in to a tie for 12th at that prestigious event.
Also, 2006 John Deere Classic champion John Senden finished in a two-way tie for eighth.