Brendon Todd

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Brendon Todd
Personal information
Born (1985-07-22) July 22, 1985 (age 31)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse Rachel
Career
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2015
U.S. Open T17: 2014
The Open Championship T12: 2015
PGA Championship 72nd: 2014

Brendon Todd (born July 22, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour.

Early career[edit]

Todd played his junior golf at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina and Green Hope High School. He won the North Carolina High School 4A classification individual championship in his freshman, junior, and senior seasons at Green Hope, including winning the title as a freshman in 2000, the first year of the school's existence.

Todd attended the University of Georgia, where he was part of the 2005 team that won the National Championship.[1] He was a four-time All-American at the university.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Todd joined the Nationwide Tour in 2008. That year he won the Utah Championship, and finished 19th on the money list, earning him a spot on the PGA Tour in 2009.

At the 2009 Athens Regional Foundation Classic on the Nationwide Tour, Todd became the first player on the Tour to ace the same hole twice in the same tournament. On April 16, during the first round, his ace on the 157 yard, par-3, 17th hole, came with a 7-iron. The next day, the ace came with an 8-iron from 147 yards.[3] In his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2009, he made only 5 of 21 cuts, and did not earn a tour card for 2010.

Todd rejoined the Nationwide Tour in 2010. In 2011, he had a steady season on that tour, and was medalist at the season-ending qualifying school to return to the PGA Tour. In 2012, he was the final person to retain any status on the PGA Tour. His finish of 150th on the PGA Tour's money list meant that he maintained conditional status and avoided the second round of Q School. As a member of the 126-150 category on the PGA Tour, Todd also had full Web.com Tour status.[4]

In 2013, Todd won his second Web.com Tour event, the 2013 Stadion Classic at UGA.[5] He finished 20th on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list, earning him a 2014 PGA Tour card.

On May 18, 2014, Todd won his first PGA Tour event, in his 77th start at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Todd shot a bogey free round of 66 on the final day to finish two strokes ahead of Mike Weir. The victory earned Todd a two-year tour exemption and ensured a first visit to The Masters in 2015.[6] He followed up his win with a T5 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to move inside the Top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Therefore, he earned entry into his first major, the U.S. Open, where he ended 17th.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 May 18, 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship 68-64-68-66=266 −14 2 strokes Canada Mike Weir

Web.com Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 8, 2008 Utah Championship 64-66-65-67=262 −22 6 strokes United States Ryan Hietala, United States Jeff Klauk, Australia Won-Joon Lee,
Australia Marc Leishman, United States Brian Smock, United States Kyle Thompson
2 May 4, 2013 Stadion Classic at UGA 66-70-69=205 −8 1 stroke New Zealand Tim Wilkinson

NGA Hooters Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2007 Dothan Classic

EGolf Professional Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2007 Musgrove Mill Classic

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP CUT
U.S. Open T17 CUT
The Open Championship T39 T12
PGA Championship 72 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Towers, Chip (May 5, 2013). "Brendon Todd becomes 3rd Bulldog to win Stadion Classic". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mackey, Jason (May 20, 2014). "Timing of first PGA Tour victory perfect for Peters Township native Todd". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Todd aces same hole on 2 straight days". Golf.com. Associated Press. May 30, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Trowbridge, Matt (July 14, 2013). "Rockford Pro-Am: Brendon Todd stars on course, but chances few". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Stevens, Tim (May 6, 2013). "Former Green Hope golf star Brendon Todd wins web.com event". News & Observer. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Nichols, Bill (May 18, 2014). "'Dream week' propels Brendon Todd past more heralded competitors as he wins Byron Nelson Championship". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 

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