Toms among leaders at Mayakoba Classic

David Toms
David Toms ( Associated Press )

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – David Toms got off to a good start in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory in more than five years, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

The 44-year-old Toms, the 2001 PGA Championship winner, won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2006 for the last of his 12 PGA Tour victories.

Andres Gonzales, Mark Hensby and Kyle Stanley also opened with 66s in windy conditions on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course.

Defending champion Cameron Beckman was a stroke back along with Kent Jones, Briny Baird, Chris Tidland, Alexandre Rocha and Sunghoon Kang. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.