Huntington Beach, CA - Cleveland Golf/Srixon is pleased to announce that PGA Tour professional David Toms has re-signed with the company after a two year hiatus and will once again be carrying Cleveland® clubs in his bag. Toms, who signed a multi-year contract with Cleveland Golf/Srixon, will be wearing a Cleveland® hat, carrying a Cleveland® bag and playing Cleveland® woods, irons and wedges.
"I’m excited to be back with Cleveland and involved with the company I’ve had so much success with in the past," said Toms. "Eleven of my 12 wins were achieved when I was playing with Cleveland equipment and now that I’m back, I hope to add to that number in the future."
"We’re thrilled to have David back representing Cleveland Golf," said Greg Hopkins, President/CEO of Cleveland Golf/Srixon. "When a player has the success that David has had using our equipment, it brings to mind that old adage "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it." We all believe that David is fixed on having a big year in 2009."
In 2003, Toms created the David Toms Foundation, which helps underprivileged, abused and abandoned children through funding programs that are designed to enhance a child's character, self-esteem and career possibilities. His foundation also assisted those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, raising more $1.5 million. Toms also holds an annual charity pro-am in Birmingham, AL which nets more than $400,000 for the Big Oak Ranch, another home for orphaned children. Since its inception, the Toms Foundation has made more than $3 million in grants and, in 2006, the Wall Street Journal cited the Toms Foundation as having the lowest percentage of expenses of any athletic foundation that gave a minimum of $600,000 to charity.
Toms will also be reuniting this season with his longtime caddie, Scott Gneiser, who was on Tom’s bag during the same 11 wins earned while under contract with Cleveland® Golf.