Defending champ David Toms misses cut

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Defending Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial champion David Toms won’t be around for the weekend after failing to make the 36-hole cut.

Toms finished two strokes over the cut line after rounds of 74 and 71. He made only three birdies in two rounds.

“It was the way I played golf,’’ Toms said. “I couldn’t make my putts and didn’t get close on my shots.’’

A year ago, Toms shot 62 in each of the first two rounds, breaking the record by two strokes for the lowest 36-hole score in tournament history. Toms called his win at Colonial his most satisfying ever.

So an early exit did not wear well.

“I’m disappointed. Of course I am. Who wouldn’t be?’’ Toms said.

Toms was one of five former Colonial champions to miss the cut, the others being Tim Herron, Steve Flesch, Fulton Allem and Keith Clearwater. Former champions making the cut: Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Corey Pavin and Rory Sabbatini.