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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hey Monty!

David Toms was paired with Colin Montgomerie in Tuesday's practice round. If you remember, the two battled until the 18th hole at Oakland Hills Country Club on Sunday of last year's Ryder Cup. The Scot eventually won the match, which clinched the Cup for Europe.
The two have been mired in controversy for the past few weeks. Toms for his gesture and Monty for a suspect drop in an European Tour event.
Paul Casey, much beloved by all Americans (please note the sarcasm) began the day with Toms and Montgomerie but dropped out after nine holes. He was a no-show.
Toms had some choice words at the end of last year for Casey, who basically tore the United States a new one -- despite the fact he received a free education here and snatched up an American beauty.
Toms seems extrememly relaxed and is flying under the radar a bit here as far as a favorite.
If he continues to hit his driver like he has been, all will be good for the former LSU star.