Todd continues exceptional run, takes lead at RSM Traditional

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(Information) – The exceptional rise of Brendon Todd confirmed no signal of waning when he charged into the third-round lead on the RSM Traditional in Georgia on Saturday.

Todd, looking for a uncommon hat-trick of consecutive victories on the PGA Tour, used one other metronic lengthy recreation show and a elegant efficiency on the greens to card eight-under-par 62 on the Seaside course at Sea Island.

It was simply in regards to the worse rating he may have shot, as he lipped out a number of putts, together with a 30-foot birdie probability on the final that left him laughing when it caught a big a part of the cup however refused to drop.

He birdied six of the primary 9 holes to show in 29 strokes, earlier than choosing up two extra photographs coming residence to drag two photographs forward of fellow American Webb Simpson (63) and Colombian Sebastian Munoz (66).

“The beginning at the moment was simply unbelievable. I believed I may have stored it going if a few of these putts had gone in however I’ll take 62 any day of the week,” Todd advised Golf Channel after posting an 18-under 194 whole with one spherical left.

He hit each fairway and missed just one inexperienced in regulation.

“I holed some lovely putts and hit a number of extra that seemed like they had been moving into and simply caught the sting,” stated the 34-year-old.

“Of all of the rounds I’ve had, at the moment felt just like the (finest probability for) 59 and nonetheless missed it by three, in order that’s how laborious it’s to shoot 59.”

Todd received on the PGA Tour in 2014 however two years later misplaced his card and virtually stop the sport after creating a case of the full-swing yips.

He credit his resurrection to Australian teacher Brad Hughes, a former PGA Tour participant whose swing was at all times considered a factor of magnificence.

Todd was ranked 525th on this planet earlier than successful the Bermuda Open three weeks in the past.

He adopted up with victory finally week’s Mayakoba Traditional in Mexico, and is now ranked 83rd.

He’s 68 underneath par for his previous 12 rounds.

A win on Sunday would make Todd the primary participant since Tiger Woods in 2006 to win three consecutive PGA Tour occasions.

Dustin Johnson in 2017 was the final to win three straight begins, although he had a few weeks off throughout that run.

Reporting by Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; Modifying by Ken Ferris and Daniel Wallis