Toms replaces Oosthuizen at PGA Grand Slam

David Toms
David Toms ( Associated Press )

Monday, January 31, 2011

Former PGA champion David Toms will replace reigning British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen at next week’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Oosthuizen withdrew from the event after damaging ligaments in his left ankle.

Toms, the 2001 PGA champion, will join U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, PGA champ Martin Kaymer and Ernie Els, who is replacing Masters winner Phil Mickelson (psoriatic arthritis). The 36-hole event will be held Oct. 18-20 at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.

Oosthuizen, who captured his first major championship at St. Andrews, withdrew from last week’s Dunhill Links Championship.

Toms tied for third last week at the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, only his third top-10 finish of the season. He is No. 48 on the 2010 PGA Tour money list. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.