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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Toms says right shoulder needs surgery


By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

PALM HARBOR, Fla. ó Former PGA champion David Toms has been losing length off the tee that he canít afford and now he knows why. Toms says he has a bone spur in his rotator cuff that will require surgery.

Toms, who shot an 8-under 63 to get into contention at the Transitions Championship, says he plans to take medication to at least get through the Masters. After that, he says he might have to have arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out two months.
He says he can still play golf ó that was evident by his tournament-low 63. But he has trouble playing catch with his son or even tossing the golf ball to his caddie.