David Wayne Toms is an American professional golfer born in Monroe, Northeastern Louisiana on January 4, 1967. He now resides in Shreveport, Northwestern Louisiana. He had 2 wins in the 1995 nationwide tour- the NIKE Greater Greenville Classic and the NIKE Wichita Open. He also received a trophy in the 1999 Hassan II Golf Tournament. For over 175 between in 2001 to 2006, he was in the Top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Specifically, between 2002 and 2003, David was in his highest in the 5th position.
As an amateur, he won the championships title of the Junior World Golf in 1984. It was a 15-17 boys’ event. He was enrolled at the Airline High School at Bossier City Louisiana. After graduating secondary level, he joined the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In 1992, he started joining the PGA Tour. He earned several PGA Tour wins after that like: the Quad City Classic in 1997; the Sprint International and Buick Challenge in 1999; the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in 2000; the Compaq Classic of New Orleans, PGA Championship, and the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in 2001; the Wachovia Championship and FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2003; the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2005; and the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2006.
Particularly, the major title he earned at the 2001 PGA Championship in Atlanta Athletic Club was one of the highlights in his career. He had a one shot lead from the 54 holes. He joined twelve events in the Tour. That year he gathered 265 winning scores with his lowest absolute 72-hole score that was considered an unusual record in the major championships.
Overall, Toms has 17 professional victories, 13 of which were won on the PGA Tour and 2 on the Nationwide Tour. In 2010, Toms played at the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship, but skipped out on the Open Championship.
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