Toms must see positive
Toms, that's who.
Toms held the lead in each of those events, but failed to capitilize on the weekend. The 12-time Tour winnner now plays the game for victories -- specifically majors -- not money. Despite the gaudy earnings, extending his consecutive cuts streak to 22 (second best on Tour, 6 ahead of Tiger) and putting himself in the lead on Tour in top-10 finishes this year (7), Toms was probably sick to his stomach to let all three opportunities to win get away.
However, he hasn't won since the Sony Open in January of 2006, so it's safe to say the pressure of winning -- and not being in the position often since the Sony Open -- was plenty to deal with. If Toms keep putting himself in these positions, big things are going to come quickly. If he wins soon, expect another to follow and don't be surprised if they are marquee events.
Toms quietly remains one of the best American golfers on the planet.