Toms wins Payne Stewart award

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David Toms has won the Payne Stewart award, presented to a golfer who has shown commitment to charitable activities.

David Toms won the Payne Stewart award on Tuesday, presented to a golfer who has shown commitment to charitable activities.

“For years, David Toms has epitomized everything that the Payne Stewart Award represents,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. “He’s raised and given away millions of dollars to kids who are abandoned, underprivileged and abused. He and his foundation got involved in the aftermath of Katrina.

“In addition to everything else, has been a leader on the PGA Tour … all of us in the sport owe him a debt of gratitude for the contribution he’s made in that regard.”

Toms, a 13-time PGA Tour winner and a one-time major champion (the 2001 USPGA Championship) has helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

“This is one of the best honors in golf, and I am truly grateful to be the recipient of the Payne Stewart Award,” Toms said.

“The fact that this recognizes so many different attributes is very humbling. I was fortunate enough to know Payne and play against him, and that makes this even more special. He was great to me when I was a young player and always helped me be at ease on the golf course. I will continue to do my by best to uphold his legacy.”

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