Toms presented Payne Stewart Award

David Toms
David Toms ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ATLANTA — David Toms has been presented the Payne Stewart Award, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999.

The award is for a player who shares Stewart's respect for golf tradition, commitment to charity and presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.

Toms, whose 13 wins include the PGA Championship in 2001, has a foundation that works with at-risk children, and he is building a golf academy for less privileged kids.

He also has raised more than $2 million through a charity golf tournament that raises money for children who have been abused or neglected. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.