Todd still isn’t equipped for U.S. Open after consecutive PGA Tour wins; here’s the reason


Coming off consecutive PGA Tour triumphs at the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic, Brendon Todd has promised himself begins in the initial two significant titles of 2020: The Masters at Augusta National and the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.

Todd protected his spot in the PGA with his inverse field win in Bermuda and bolted up a welcome to Augusta with a full-field triumph in Mexico on Monday.

Clearly, at that point, with two PGA Tour wins in a similar season, he is equipped for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in June, isn’t that so?

Probably not.

BY Will Gray

—  November 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM

Brendon Todd did only enough for his second win in the same number of starts during a Monday end at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

In spite of the fact that the USGA last year restored a recently slipped by exception for players who win multiple PGA Tour occasions between U.S. Opens, those occasions must be considered “full-point,” which means Todd’s Bermuda triumph doesn’t tally.

It’s an odd quirk in a standard that is intended to compensate multi-win players who still don’t meet all requirements for the U.S. Open through the Official World Golf Ranking’s top-60 cut-off.

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Preceding the reclamation of the multi-win exception, Patton Kizzire won two full-field events in 2017 and 2018 yet was 63rd on the planet at cut-off time.

“You don’t generally understand that there are provisos until someone’s in one,” Kizzire said last March.

A proviso like Todd is in now.

Presently up to 83rd in the world from 2006th to begin the year, Todd should be inside the top 60 by June 15th, win another full-point PGA Tour occasion, or endure sectional fitting the bill for the second in a row year to make it to Winged Foot.

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