Todd's win streak ends, but strong play continues
November 24, 2019
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Brendon Todd's 12 straight rounds in the 60s came to an end on Sunday at The RSM Classic. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Fatigue finally caught up with Brendon Todd in the final round of The RSM Classic.
The hottest player on the PGA TOUR shot 2-over 72 in the final round of The RSM Classic to finish fourth. He started the day with a two-shot lead after shooting 62 at Sea Island. It was his 12th consecutive round of 68 or better, and his fourth round of 63 or lower in the last three weeks.
He was trying to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 to win three consecutive PGA TOUR events. He double-bogeyed the fifth hole, though, after blocking his approach into a hazard and didn’t make his first birdie of the day until the 15th hole. At 16 under par, he finished three shots out of the playoff won by Tyler Duncan.
“I didn't feel I was in the zone,” he said. “I was in this … adrenaline‑fueled zone the last three weeks and I couldn't get there today. I think it just didn't start out very good. … Once a bogey happens, then you're just in this weird fight‑or‑flight mentality, so it kind of took all my positive energy away.”
Todd’s comeback from a deep slump is still the story of the fall. He’ll start 2020 with a 140-point lead in the FedExCup after winning the Bermuda Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic.
He’s come a long way in a year. He had to Monday qualify for this event last year, and his T54 finish was his first made cut in more than a year. He’s 60 under par in his past three weeks.
“I'm looking forward to some down time and then just taking the game that's played so well here the last month or so to Maui and Sony and getting next year kicked off the right way,” he said.