January 9 2012
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
KAPALUA, Hawaii – Playing as a single in the first group of the final round, David Toms flew around the course in 2-1/2 hours, shooting his best round of the week, a 2-under 71.
That allowed him to have plenty of time to prepare for tonight’s BCS Championship game, with his beloved LSU Tigers facing SEC rival Alabama for the national championship.
“Just going to get my family situated now,” Toms said after his round (he finished the tournament at 4 over). “I hope all goes well. If not, we’ll sit around and sulk the rest of the day.”
Toms said his parents, his sister and her husband, his wife’s parents and some close friends will all be at the football game at the Louisiana Superdome.
As far as a prediction?
“I never make those,” Toms said. “But I’m hoping we’ll have a little bit of the home advantage. Of course, their 40 percent can sound awfully loud.”