Brendon Todd’s golf game was lost out to sea in the Bermuda Triangle the last few years. Now, he’s the defending Bermuda Championship winner.
That was his second win in a row at the time after coming out of nowhere. Last fall, Todd was fresh off of Korn Ferry Tour Finals and hadn’t won on the PGA Tour since his one and only victory in 2014.
Swing yips were a big part of what plummeted him outside the top 1,000 in the world. Wins at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Bermuda helped him get to his current spot inside the top 50.
“A year ago I was talking to my manager about potentially opening up another business and not sure if I was going to keep playing,” Todd was quoted by the Associated Press. “So to turn it around in one year and regain status and then have a big win this like this is just a dream come true and hopefully a springboard to a really long, successful career out here.”
The Bermuda win featured rounds of 68-63-67-62 that led to a four-shot win over Harry Higgs. On Sunday he birdied six holes in a row and eight of nine between holes 3-11. Todd had no problems hitting fairways at Port Royal Golf Course, finishing fourth at 69.64%. He was also top 10 in the field in double bogeys or worse (0), sand saves (4/4), scrambling (82.35%), greens in regulation (76.39%) and putts per GIR (1.545).
The 35-year-old former Georgia Bulldog is playing for the third week in a row following three weeks off after the U.S. Open. He played well at Winged Foot (T-23rd) but slipped a bit in the last two no-cut events, taking T-52nd and T-47th.
Todd has made five of his last seven cuts. He’s also had seven top-25s since the June restart.