2023 Fortinet Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Silverado

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Brendon Todd is the type of player who needs to take advantage of weeks like this where distance is not king.

That’s just what he’s done at the Fortinet Championship over the last two years. Todd earned T-22nd (71-70-70-67) in 2021 and improved to T-9th (71-71-68-68) last year.

That’s eight consecutive rounds under par for those scoring at home.

In 2022, Todd ranked fourth in the field in strokes gained approach (5.45) and was first in fewest bogeys (3).

Todd quietly put together a solid 2022-23 season. The former Georgia Bulldog netted five top-10s, including co-runner-up honors at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the John Deere Classic.

He comes to Napa on a streak of four made cuts, including T-7th at the Wyndham Championship. Todd’s stellar season helped him make the top 50 who advanced to the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The 38-year-old finished the season ranked third in SG per round around-the-green (.459). Todd was also 29th in SG putting (.393) and sixth in driving accuracy (67.85%).

He was also 14th in average proximity (35’3”) and 12th in proximity from 50-125 yards (16’5”).

He’s just a remarkably steady player. According to Justin Ray, his 64 pars over 72 holes at the BMW Championship were the most for any player in a PGA Tour event in the last 40 years.

I envision a few less pars and a few more birdies for Todd as he improves upon his T-9th at the 2022 Fortinet.