Todd (62) drives RSM Classic by two, looks for third straight PGA Tour win
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — A barely any years expelled from doing combating the full yips, Brendon Todd has an opportunity to be referenced alongside Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson as he goes for a third straight PGA Tour triumph.
Todd felt like he couldn’t miss Saturday at Sea Island and he once in a while did. With six birdies on the front side of the Seaside Course, he shot a 8-under 62 to tie the 54- gap competition record and assemble a two-shot lead in the RSM Classic.
Not since Dustin Johnson in 2017 has anybody won three straight starts on the PGA Tour.
Not since Tiger Woods in 2006 has anybody won three straight competitions on the PGA Tour plan.
Todd gets an opportunity to join both Sunday even as he attempts to keep it in context. For Todd, it’s not tied in with going for three of every a column. It’s tied in with posting a decent score in the last round.
He calculates his fight with the howls should help.
”I think I’ve must be so trained in the course of the most recent year rationally about simply concentrating in on ever shot that I’m meaning to sort of utilization that experience furthering my potential benefit now,” he said.
Todd was at 18- under 194, who shots ahead of Webb Simpson (63) and Sebastian Munoz (66), who as of now has won this season at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Tyler Duncan, who began with a two-shot lead, made 18 standards for a 70 and was four shots behind.
Simpson and Todd played junior golf together in North Carolina, and he says Todd frequently defeated him being an evaluation ahead. They have stayed close, and Simpson said Todd trusted in him while battling with his game.
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”I believe it’s astounding,” Simpson said about Todd’s turnaround. ”He’s a decent companion of mine and to show the versatility of not playing admirably, to return and remain in it and get one win and afterward two out of a column, and now he’s playing incredible once more. I’m extremely glad for him.”
Todd opened with birdie putts from 20 feet and 12 feet, included a couple of short ones in the front nine, holed a birdie putt from simply inside 30 feet on No. 8 and finished off the front nine with a 12- foot birdie.
He hit each fairway. He missed just one green.
”It resembled a computer game out there today,” Todd said. ”Simply excited with the manner in which I’m hitting it and understanding there.”
Todd likewise had various putts contact the opening. He said the main putt he hit throughout the day that he knew was not going in was at No. 3.
Nobody had ever won twice in the fall in the six earlier years the PGA Tour went to a wraparound season. Todd gets an opportunity for three triumphs, which would drive him over $3 million for the year before the PGA Tour takes a five-week break.
He doesn’t anticipate that anything should change from when he won the debut Bermuda Championship, trailed by a triumph a week ago in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
”Simply get into my little zone and assault the green like I’m attempting to go shoot nothing since that has been my outlook consistently for the last three occasions, and there’s actually no motivation to transform it since I’m close to the lead,” Todd said. ”What’s more, regardless of whether it occurs or not … I’m not going to feel better or awful about myself, I’m simply going to continue assaulting.”