Birdies and bogeys: Toms roars back; Donald just misses again

Birdie. David Toms. What a great story. Just a week after barely missing out on winning the Players Championship, Toms roars back to win the Colonial. That takes a lot of heart, my friends. Many players would have folded after such a heartbreak. Instead, Toms won for the first time since 2006. Just wondering: What does it feel like to shoot back-to-back 62s? And to hole a wedge for eagle on the back 9 with the tournament on the line. Great stuff.

Birdie/bogey. Luke Donald. Had yet another chance to seize the No. 1 ranking, but lost to Ian Poulter in the finals of the Volvo Match Play. Still, it was another strong showing for Donald. Big week for him with the BMW PGA in London. He had a near-miss there last year. Would be big to win.

Birdie. Ian Poulter. A big win for Poulter. His 11th over on the European Tour.

Birdie. Charlie Wi. Fought the good fight, but came up short. I think it was meant to be Toms’ week.

Birdie. Paul Goydos. Followed up his strong showing at the Players with a T-1o finish at Colonial.

Birdie. Kevin Streelman. Wheaton native also posts a T-10, his first top 10 of the year.

Bogey. Stuart Appleby. A tale of two 9s for the Aussie. Shot a 31 on the front Sunday. Very good. Then imploded with a 43 on the back. Not so good. Just think about that the next time your game suddenly disappears. It happens to the best of them.

Bogey. Vijay Singh. Missed the cut and now is outside the top 50 in the world rankings. That means he will have to go through qualifying if he wants to play in the U.S. Open.

Birdie. Suzann Pettersen. Beat Cristie Kerr to win the Sybase Match Play.

Bogey. Tiger Woods. Look who now is No. 12 in the world rankings. He figures to drop even more as some of those victories in 2009 start coming off in the two-year cycle.




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