Toms fires another 62, leads by 7 at Colonial
Friday, May 20, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas – David Toms shot his second straight 8-under 62 at Colonial on Friday, matching the PGA Tour record for the first 36 holes to open a seven-stroke lead.
Coming off a playoff loss Sunday to K.J. Choi in The Players Championship, the 44-year-old Toms tied the mark of 124 set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic. Perez had rounds of 61 and 63.
Unaffected by a 2½-hour weather delay that interrupted his round, Toms had four birdies on the eight holes he completed after play resumed. For the second day in a row, Toms carded 31s on both nines.
Steven Bowditch (64) and Charlie Wi (67), who finished their second rounds before the delay, were tied for second with Mark Wilson (66) and John Senden (66). Wilson played alongside Toms.
The 62s are Toms’ best scores in five years.