Toms wins Cologuard Classic on PGA Tour Champions by one stroke

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TUCSON, Arizona — David Toms got up-and-down for his third bogey of the week on the par-4 18th hole at Tucson National on Sunday to beat Robert Karlsson by one stroke in the Cologuard Classic on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 56-year-old Toms was surprised to learn that his tee shot on 18 had rolled into the water flanking the right side of the fairway. After a penalty drop, he hit his third shot right of the green, then left his chip about 6 feet short. He pumped his fist as the bogey putt curled in to secure his third victory on the over-50 tour.

Toms closed with a 4-under 68 for a three-day total of 15-under 202 and won $330,000.

Karlsson shot 67. The 53-year-old Swede won 11 times on the European tour. but has never won in the United States.

David Toms shot 15-under par over four days to beat Robert Karlsson in the 2023 Cologuard Classic. Getty Images

Both players quickly separated themselves from the field and playing partner Steve Stricker, who struggled to a 71 and finished six shots back. Toms and Karlsson each shot 4-under 32 on the front nine, and Toms had a four-shot lead through 11 holes.

But he bogeyed the par-4 13th hole and Karlsson birdied the par-3 14th to set up the tense finish.

Gene Sauers (64) and Mark Hensby (65) tied for third, three shots back, and Doug Barron (65) was alone in fifth.

Source: espn.com

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