Todd hangs on to guide headed into closing spherical in Memphis | Sports activities
US golfer Brendon Todd watches his drive from the 2nd tee throughout his first spherical on the opening day of the 2015 British Open Golf Championship on The Previous Course at St Andrews in Scotland, on July 16, 2015. (ADRIAN DENNIS / Autopresse.eu)
Brendon Todd held on to the lead on the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Saturday, regardless of an uneven third spherical that noticed him hit 4 bogeys and 5 birdies to complete the day at a one-under par 69.
The 35-year-old American shot back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13, solely to land within the water on 14, a pricey mistake that rattled his usually calm demeanor
Todd, who sunk a 22-foot putt for a birdie on eight, stated he was battling together with his swing all through the day.
“I used to be simply fading somewhat bit extra off the tee than I want to. And I typically do fade the ball somewhat bit off the tee, however I missed a handful of fairways,” stated Todd, who received two PGA Tour titles on consecutive begins final November.
“You already know, a yard proper and that was simply far sufficient from the golf green to finish up with a fairly unhealthy lie and never have an opportunity to get to the inexperienced.”
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The 35-year-old American shot back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13, solely to land within the water on 14, a pricey mistake that rattled his usually calm demeanor.
“That’s the best to placed on the inexperienced, to not hit within the water,” stated Todd. “It was a swing that was out of rhythm that was somewhat bit too usually as we speak and to know I hit the water there, it made me fairly mad.”
An Byeong-hun sits one stroke behind Todd headed into Sunday’s closing spherical. He landed within the water for a double-bogey on 11 earlier than sinking 4 back-to-back birdies on 13 by 16, ending with a four-under-par 66 on the fanless occasion.
“It looks like a apply spherical on the market. There’s not many individuals watching and undoubtedly was type of a calming day, I feel,” stated An. “I didn’t get actually tensed up.”
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Rickie Fowler (69) ended the day two again from the lead after a pair of bogeys on the again 9 dented an in any other case clear spherical.
“Thought I performed loads higher than what I posted,” stated Fowler, a five-time PGA Tour winner. “Struggled with some reads on greens. I felt – didn’t actually really feel I ever hit a putt essentially offline of the place I used to be attempting to, they only didn’t go the place I believed they’d go.”
Returning champion Brooks Koepka (68) slipped to fourth, capturing a double bogey on two and a bogey on six, earlier than redeeming himself with 5 birdies on the again 9.