Sizzling Todd stays in hunt for uncommon third straight PGA Tour win

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(Information) – Brendon Todd, in search of to change into the primary participant since Tiger Woods to win three straight occasions on the PGA Tour, stayed within the hunt, 4 strokes behind midway chief Tyler Duncan on the RSM Traditional at Sea Island in Georgia on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: June 14, 2019; Pebble Seaside, CA, USA; Brendon Todd performs his second shot on the 2nd gap through the second spherical of the 2019 U.S. Open golf match at Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks. Necessary Credit score: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports activities

American Todd, enjoying on the Plantation course, carded a six-under-par 66 after capturing the identical rating on the par-70 Seaside course on Thursday.

At 10-under 132, he goes into the weekend equal seventh behind American chief Duncan, who dismantled the Seaside course with a 61 that included an eagle from 105 yards on the par-four eighth.

Duncan heads Colombian Sebastian Munoz, Australian Rhein Gibson and American D.J. Trahan by two photographs.

The 34-year-old Todd was ranked 525th on this planet till he received the Bermuda Championship three weeks in the past for his first tour triumph, and he proved himself to be no flash within the pan by following up with victory on the Mayakoba Traditional on Monday.

Not since Woods in 2006 has anybody received three successive PGA Tour occasions, although Dustin Johnson (2017) and Rory McIlroy (2014) have since received three begins in a row, and Woods received 5 consecutive begins from late 2007 by way of early 2008.

Nevertheless, Todd is beginning to run on empty because the psychological exertion of the previous few weeks manifests itself.

“It’s been a bit of bit tough this week,” he instructed Golf Channel. “I felt actually good the final two (tournaments). I’m simply attempting to get some sleep this week and are available out prepared to fireplace.”

Regardless of his sudden burst of kind, Todd was evidently not thought of by Woods when the latter this week named Rickie Fowler to exchange the injured Brooks Koepka on the American staff for subsequent month’s Presidents Cup in Australia.

“He (Woods) by no means contacted me and I don’t blame him,” Todd stated, acknowledging that his physique of labor over the course of the yr was not sufficient to benefit consideration.

He has, nonetheless, began to consider the opportunity of making the U.S. staff for subsequent yr’s Ryder Cup towards Europe.

Requested what property he may deliver to the staff, Todd stated: “Consistency and an amazing putter. That’s the hallmark of my recreation. Hopefully I can exit subsequent yr and earn these factors.”

Reporting by Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; modifying by Ken Ferris