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.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Toms OK after Friday finish

For the first time ever, David Toms led the U.S. Open. Then the tournament -- famous for sending people over the edge -- struck back at the Shreveporter.
Toms' double-triple finish ripped away the title of "Open leader" and many would figure his confidence. But after a 45-minute cooling off period, Toms seemed to be back to his normal self.
He is still only four strokes out of the lead and in this tournament. He remains one of the best ball strikers out here. Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh and Toms are probably the players playing the best tee-to-green.