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Toms takes Colonial in 1st win since 2006

May 22, 2011 at 6:53 PM   |   Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 (UPI) -- David Toms posted his first PGA Tour win in more than five years Sunday, carding a 3-under-par 67 to take the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Toms rebounded from a disastrous third round in which he blew a seven-shot lead to finish at 15-under 265, one stroke better than third-round leader Charlie Wi (69).

Toms racked up his first triumph since the 2006 Sony Open. He lost in a playoff to K.J. Choi last week in The Players Championship.

Toms carded an eagle from 83 yards out on the par-five 11th hole, taking the lead for good. After a 17th-hole bogey, he saved the tournament with a final par at the 18th.

Wi got to within a shot thanks to two clutch putts but came up a bit short at 14-under 266.

Bo Van Pelt (65) collected a third-place finish at minus-10 and defending champion Zach Johnson (65) came in fourth at 9-under 271.

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