David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has spent a considerable amount of time in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 175 weeks between 2001 and 2006) and ranked as high as 5th in 2002 and 2003.Toms was born in Monroe, the seat of Ouachita Parish, in northeastern Louisiana, and resides in Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish, in northwestern Louisiana. He is the son of Thomas E. "Buster" Toms (born 1946) of Minden, the seat of Webster Parish, in northwestern Louisiana. Tom's also played little league baseball with former Major League Baseball All-Star Albert Belle.He won the 15-17 Boys' event at the 1984 Junior World Golf Championships. After graduating from Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before he joined the PGA Tour in 1992. He has won one major championship, the 2001 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club, and a total of twelve events on the PGA Tour.His winning score of 265 in the 2001 PGA Championship is the lowest absolute 72-hole score ever recorded in a major championship.
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