Congratulations to David Toms for making the President’s Cup and winning the Payne Stewart Award. David earned the eighth spot on the Presidents Cup roster by his excellent golfing year on the PGA tour, with a first, a second, and two third place finshes, as well as seven top ten finishes. In all, he ranked 20th on the FedEx standings and made $3.86 million. Toms has played in three piror Presdients Cup tournaments and three Ryder Cup appearances. The Presidents Cup will be played Nov 17-20 at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The US team, led by Fred Couples, will be facing an international team headed by Greg Norman. See http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/6990597/jim-furyk-david-toms-hunter-mahan-all-qualify-presidents-cup for more information.
The Payne Stewart Award is an honor presented to a golfer who respects the traditions of golf and for his conduct and commitment to charitable support. Toms’ work with the David Toms Foundation in helping disadvantaged children and his work during Hurricane Katrina recovery were instrumental in his winning the award. See http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110920/SPORTS/110920015/David-Toms-nabs-Payne-Stewart-Award for more information.