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Mark Wilson feeds off David Toms

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Mark Wilson’s scores of 65 and 66 would be leading the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at the halfway point in many years.

But Wilson, 36, of Elmhurst, Ill., wasn’t even close to being lowball in his own threesome.

That honor went to record-setting tournament leader David Toms, Wilson’s playing partner for the first two rounds. At 9-under, Wilson shares a four-way tie for second place, seven shots behind Toms.

"David's hitting his iron shot right down the pin,'' Wilson said. "He's making most of his putts. It was fun to watch.

"He was stringing me along for sure.''

Wilson said there was a slight feeling that he wasn't playing well because of Toms' play.

“It was like, "Wait a second. I thought this was a pretty good score.'''

Wilson has won twice this year, at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This week, he’s done it with some excellent putting, 15 one-putts in 36 holes.

Wilson doesn’t sound like he’s playing for second, despite Toms’ big cushion.

“There's a lot of golf left so I'm excited for the weekend,’’ Wilson said. "Im in striking distance, but he's playing really well.''