Toms leads Grand Slam by one

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SOUTHAMPTON PARISH, Bermuda -- David Toms carded a four-under 67 Tuesday to grab a one-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Toms, the 2001 PGA Champion, was added to the field when British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen had to withdraw due to an ankle injury.

Three-time major champion Ernie Els is alone in second place at Port Royal Golf Club at minus-three. Els replaced Masters winner Phil Mickelson, who is skipping the event because of tendinitis.

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell managed a one-over 73, while PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer stumbled to a three-over 74.

Toms posted back-to-back birdies from the first to quickly move to minus-two. He later birdied the seventh and ninth to turn at minus-four.

The 43-year-old pushed his lead to three strokes with a birdie on the 10th. However, Toms gave that stroke right back on 11.

Toms again traded a birdie for a bogey from the 12th. He stood at four-under with five holes to play, and closed with five straight pars.

Els birdied the first and fifth, but tripped to a bogey on the eighth. On the back nine, he posted birdies on 11 and 18 to get within one of Toms.

McDowell had two birdies and a bogey in the first five holes. He struggled early on the second nine as he faltered to a triple-bogey on the par-four 11th.

The 31-year-old followed with a bogey on the 12th. McDowell got back to one- over par thanks to back-to-back birdies from the 17th.

Kaymer managed just a lone birdie at the third. He tripped to bogeys at seven and eight. On the back nine, the German also bogeyed 15 and 18 to post 74.

NOTES: Toms finished second to Tiger Woods at this event in 2001...Els took third place in 1994, then beat Woods by three shots in 1997...Kaymer and McDowell are making their first appearance at this tournament.


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