Musings and Mulligans

Roy Lang III is The Times Assistant Sports Editor. He played golf at Centenary College. He has covered six major golf championships and also covered last year’s Ryder Cup. As an added bonus, both Hal Sutton and David Toms are on his speed-dial.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Toms Struggles Mightily; Tiger stalking Sergio

Well, the troubles continued Thursday for Shreveport's own David Toms. His 79 at Quail Hollow leaves him basically no chance to make the cut. He will have now missed three of four cuts -- quite surprising considering he was one of the best players over the first three months of the season. Wonder what's up?

Meanwhile, Sergio Garcia parlayed six birdies in his first nine holes to a first-round 66, which leads the Wachovia Championship by two strokes. Tiger Woods -- in his first start since the Masters -- and Vijay Singh fired 70s.

Defending champion Joey Sindelar is tied for second. What in the world is up with that! At 47, and after disappearing for more than a decade, Sindelar is golfing his ball.