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AKRON, OH - AUGUST 21: David Toms smiles after his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the NEC Invitational at the Firestone Country Club on August 21, 2004 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Before the news broke that Tom Watson would be the next US Ryder Cup captain, David Toms received a text message from PGA of America president Ted Bishop. In the note, Bishop told Toms he would call him soon. So Toms' level of anticipation rose, if not his heartbeat. "I didn't know if he was going to tell me I was the next guy," Toms said Tuesday after a practice round at the Humana Challenge. As it happened, Toms was in a duck blind at 9 a.m. in Arkansas when Bishop rang him up and filled him in on the selection of 63-year-old Watson and the reasons behind it. Let's just say Toms didn't shed any tears. Nor was he that surprised. "I wouldn't say I was disappointed at all," he said, now about a month after that call. "I believe everything happens for a reason. And I've got a lot going on." He rattled off a number of things. He is opening a golf academy this year. He has business interests. He has a 7-year-old daughter, Anna. He has a 15-year-old son, Carter, who soon will learn ...
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