Todd dominates in win at Bermuda Championship
Flirts with 59 before shooting 62 to win by four shots for his second PGA TOUR victory
November 03, 2019
By The Associated Press
- November 03, 2019
Brendon Todd's stellar play leads to a win in Bermuda
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Brendon Todd ran away with the Bermuda Championship on Sunday for his second PGA TOUR title, shooting a 9-under 62 after flirting with a sub-60 round at calm Port Royal Golf Club.
Needing to birdie the final two holes to shoot 59, Todd missed a 20-foot birdie try on the par-5 17th and closed with a bogey after taking three shots to reach the green on the par-4 18th. He finished at 24-under 260 for a four-stroke victory over Harry Higgs in the first-year event.
Two strokes behind Higgs entering the final round, Todd opened with a par, then birdied the next seven. The 34-year-old former University of Georgia player also birdied Nos. 10, 11 and 15.
Two months after regaining his TOUR card in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, Todd earned a two-year exemption, $540,000 and entry into several high-profile events, including THE PLAYERS Championship. He won the 2014 AT&T Byron Nelson for first PGA TOUR title.
Higgs closed with a 68. The former SMU player made the sixth start of his rookie season after winning on the Korn Ferry Tour and finishing fifth on the points list to earn a PGA TOUR card.
Brian Gay (67), Hank Lebioda (63), Scottie Scheffler (66) and Aaron Wise (65) tied for third at 18 under.