WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Recently crowned PGA champion David Toms put together a 7-under 64 Thursday that gave him a one-shot lead after one round of the Michelob Championship, an event he is trying to win for the second straight year.
Toms holed four putts of 30 feet or more at the Kingsmill Golf Club to continue a breakout season that has seen him climb to No. 5 on the money list with two victories and his first major title.
"I made a lot of putts today and I finally started hitting the ball good, too," Toms said. "I've been trying to find my shot pattern. I've hitting it to the right on one hole and to the left on the next."
Those tied for second at 6-under 65 were Shigeki Maruyama, Neal Lancaster, Jimmy Green and J.J. Henry, who leaped into the top 60 on the money list last week with a second-place finish at the Texas Open.
Rookie Bryce Molder was among those at 66 while two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was in the large group at 67. Justin Leonard, won won last week in Texas for the sixth victory of his PGA Tour career, had a 1-over 72.