Good Starts Yet Poor Finishes for Toms


2007 U.S. OpenOAKMONT, Pa. -- If David Toms could only finish what he started, he would be leading the U.S. Open.
Toms was 3 under par through 12 holes Thursday when he bogeyed five of the last six holes to finish at 2 over, four strokes behind first-round leader Nick Dougherty.
He was 2 under for the day Friday and tied for the tournament lead at even par through 13 holes when he double bogeyed No. 14. He made two more bogeys, on No. 16 and No. 18, and finished 2 over for the day, 4 over for the tournament.
'I'm happy with where I am,' Toms said. 'The disappointing thing is I put myself (in position) each day, and I couldn't maintain it.'
That's putting it kindly. Over the first two days, Toms is 9 over for his last 11 holes, which is why he's tied for eighth, trailing second-round leader Angel Cabrera by four strokes.
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