Toms shares Colonial lead at 62 after playoff loss

May 19, 2011 - 6:59 PM
Colonial Golf

David Toms tees off on the seventh hole during the first round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial golf tournament Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — David Toms shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 to share the first-round lead at the Colonial, quickly rebounding four days after losing a playoff at The Players Championship.

Toms, a 12-time PGA Tour winner who hasn't won in five years, matched Chez Reavie for the lead Thursday.

It is Toms' lowest score since his career-best 61 at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2006, the last tournament he won.

After forcing a playoff with K.J. Choi last weekend at The Players Championship with a rare birdie at the 18th hole, Toms missed a short par putt at the famed No. 17 island hole that would have extended play.

Rickie Fowler shot a 63. He missed a chance to tie the Colonial record when he made a double bogey on his final hole.