David Toms didn’t show any significant results recently, and has already given up on the thought he could ever win a PGA cup in his career. And though it took more than he expected – five seasons to get to the victory, Toms showed he still had a lot of steam.
It took him five years, a last week’s playoff loss and a blow of a seven-stroke lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to finally achieve a decent triumph on Sunday.
The golfer didn’t believe it until the very last moment. When entering the press room after he won the tournament, he even asked the reporters about it: “I’m not dreaming, am I? This is actually happening, right? Wow, I didn’t know if this day would ever come again.”
David Toms got back his leadership from Charlie Wi with an eagle with a wedge shot from 83 yards at the par-5 11th hole, and ended 15 under – a stroke ahead of Wi.
According to Toms, he thought this was the most ideal shot he ever hit in his sporting career.
He lost to K.J. Choi at the Players Championship last week, missing a short par putt on the extra hole for his sixth runner-up finish since his last triumph in January 2006 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
The 2011 PGA champion confessed the current victory meant many more than any other win to him because of a long break in his track records and the last week defeat.
Charlie Wi started the round with a one shot lead enlarging it with several birdies on the first two holes. But the golfer ended with a 69 for his fourth career runner-up finish without a victory.
The golfer admitted it was a good result for him to end under No. 2 but still was a little “bittersweet”. And although Wi had a three-shot lead after the first two holes and thought he had the total control over the situation, he didn’t give it up to Toms. The golfer thought the PGA 2011 winner has certainly earned his victory.