FORT WORTH, Texas — David Toms threw both arms up in the air and a smile took over his face when he finally regained the lead at Colonial. This time, he didn’t let it get away.
A day after blowing a seven-stroke advantage to go into the final round trailing Charlie Wi by one, Toms made an eagle with a wedge shot from 83 yards at par-5 11th hole Sunday to take the lead for good and went on to his first PGA Tour victory since January 2006.
Toms, 44, closed with a 3-under 67 at Hogan’s Alley to get to 15 under. His long-elusive 13th career victory came a week after a playoff loss to K.J. Choi at the Players Championship, his sixth runner-up finish since last winning.
Wi shot a 69, ending up a stroke back for his fourth career runner-up finish without a win.
Pettersen defeats Kerr in LPGA match play event
GLADSTONE, N.J. — Suzann Pettersen beat Cristie Kerr 1-up to win the Sybase Match Play Championship on Sunday, ending a 20-month victory drought.
Leading 1-up and with Kerr facing a 10-foot birdie attempt, Pettersen curled in a left to-right 15-footer for birdie to win at Hamilton Farm Golf Club.
Pettersen never trailed in the match in winning for the first time since the Canadian Women’s Open in September 2009, and for the seventh time in her LPGA Tour career.
Poulter tops Donald 2 and 1 in World Match Play final
CASARES, Spain — Ian Poulter beat Luke Donald 2 and 1 in the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, denying his fellow Englishman’s bid to gain the No. 1 spot in the world rankings for the first time. Poulter’s first tournament victory of the year was worth $1.14 million.