Toms, 56 years old, was shocked to discover that his 18-iron tee shot had rolled into the water on the right side of fairway. After a penalty drop, Toms hit his third shot right on the green and then left his chip just 6 feet short. He pumped his fist to win his third victory on this over-50 tour.
Toms finished with a 4-under-68 and won $330,000.
Toms commented on the 18th, I hit it in water three days in succession there, so we are not the best friends. It was a difference to make a nice, putt there in my end that I had to make. My putter was great all week. It had to be good again today.
Karlsson scored 67. The 53-year-old Swede has won 11 times on the European tour, but never won in America.
Karlsson stated that he would have liked to have been a few shots better but thats just the way it is. David putted brilliantly today and he landed all the putts he needed. All credit to him.
Both players quickly separated from their playing partner and the field. Steve StrickerThe 71-year-old struggler finished six shots behind the leader, Karlsson. Karlsson and Toms shot 4-under 32 on nine holes, while Toms led by four shots through 11.
He bogeyed the par-413th hole, and Karlsson birdied his par-314th to set up a tense finish.