LSU's Smylie Kaufman is in the middle of a whirlwind week after qualifying for the U.S. Open, but he has a bit of good fortune on his side, tentatively setting up practice rounds with Graeme McDowell and David Toms due to some family bloodlines.
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Sure, David Toms wanted to be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, but he believes "everything happens for a reason." And the PGA Tour veteran has plenty to keep himself occupied as he looks for another shot in 2016.
Former PGA champion David Toms will replace reigning British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen in the field at next week’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Oosthuizen withdrew from the event after damaging ligaments in his left ankle.
Playing with a bone spur in the rotator cuff in his right shoulder since October, David Toms has been in considerable pain, but hoped with medication he could play through the Masters and then get surgery the next week.
Like most PGA Tour players, David Toms is proud of his alma mater. LSU will host the David Toms Intercollegiate on Monday-Tuesday, and Toms’ participation will go beyond just having his name on the tournament.
David Toms returned the favor on Tuesday. After Nick Price’s strong play during the opening day, Toms had eight birdies to lead the pair to the title at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic at the Rhode Island Country Club.