Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 160 lb (73 kg)
Birthday: January 4, 1967
College: Louisiana State University
Year turned pro: 1989
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Toms played golf from an early age. He succeeded on winning the 1984 Junior World Gold Championships, in the 15-17 boys event. As a young boy, Toms also played Little League. After graduating from Airline High School in Bossier City, he went on to study at Louisiana State University where he continued to play golf.
After turning professional in 1989, Toms earned his first PGA Tour card as a result of finishing in joint 23rd place at qualifying school. Toms struggled at the beginning of his PGA Tour career and by 1995 season he had lost his playing rights.
As a result, Toms spent the season playing on the Nike Tour, which has since become the Web.com Tour. During the season, Toms won at both the Greater Greenville Classic and the Wichita Open. As a result of these successes Toms returned to play on the PGA Tour for the 1996 season. Toms’ first success on the PGA Tour came with a win at the Quad City Classic in 1997. His second win came in 1999, when he won the Sprint International. A month later he was again victorious, this time at the Buick Challenge.
It was two years later, in 2001, when Toms experienced his most successful year. During the season he finished in the Top 10 at tournaments on nine occasions, and he won three times. Over the following seasons, Toms achieved several Top 10 finishes, and in 2003 he won his eighth title on the PGA Tour, at the Wachovia Championship, followed by his ninth, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
After a steady season in 2004, Toms achieved more success in 2005, which included winning the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Toms’ success continued at the start of 2006, when he won on the PGA Tour for the twelfth time, at the Sony Open in Hawaii. In the latter part of the season Toms suffered a dip in his form.
After a solid season in 2007, Toms started to experience problems with injury in 2008. His form returned in 2009 and he finished 19th in the Fed Ex Cup standings. The following season Toms finished in 55thposition.
During the following season, Toms achieved his first PGA Tour win in five years, at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. As a result of this win, Toms moved up to 28th place in the World Rankings. He also gained a guaranteed place at the US Open. At the 2012 US Open Toms finished in joint fourth position.
Away from the course Toms owns a company that designs golf courses. He also created the David Toms Foundation which gives help to children who need it.
Toms is a family man, who lives in Shreveport with his wife Sonya, and their children, Carter and Anna.
As of the end of 2014, Toms had achieved thirteen wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $40,311,241.