Toms finishes T2nd in title defense attempt at U.S. Senior Open
South Bend, Ind. – David Toms played a solid four rounds at the 2019 U.S. Senior Open at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, but he was unable to defend his 2018 title as he finished in a tie for second place with a four-round tally of 13-under 267 (62-67-70-68) on Sunday. Steve Stricker was the victor with a 19-under 261.
“I felt good about the way I played this week,” Toms said in an interview with FOX following his round on Sunday. “It was very difficult to get the ball close to the hole (referring to Sunday’s pins). The way Steve is playing, it would have had to been something special to even have a chance. I can take a lot from this week.”
The 62 in round one by Toms matched the lowest round in U.S. Senior Open history alongside Stricker, who also shot 62 on Thursday, Loren Roberts, Kirk Triplett and Brandt Jobe. The U.S. Senior Open marked Toms’ 12th tournament of the year on the PGA Champions Tour and he has registered six top-10 finishes in those 12 starts that include three-runner up finishes. His scoring average of 69.00 strokes per round this season ranks No. 2 on the tour and he leads the senior tour in greens in regulations hit with a fine average of 73.02 percent (460 greens hit in 630 holes played.
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