Just another manic Monday for Brendon Todd, who clinched the Mayakoba Golf Classic with a gutty par at 18 for a one-stroke victory over a trio of players and his second straight PGA Tour title.
“It’s incredible. I’m just overcome with emotion right now,” said Todd, who had to play the final four holes on Monday. “The whole final round was much more nerve-wracking than Bermuda.”
The Todd comeback story keeps getting better and better. After starting the year ranked No. 2006 in the world, he regained full status on the Tour at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and then ended a five-year victory drought with his second career title at the Bermuda Championship.
Todd started the final round with a one-stroke lead after shooting 65 in Sunday’s third round. Todd made three birdies on the front nine and tacked on another at No. 12 to lead by two strokes. Just when it looked like he might coast to victory again, Taylor made birdie at 13 and Todd made a bogey at 14, his first of the week on the back nine, and the lead was gone. One hole later, the final threesome ran out of daylight as played was suspended at 6:11 p.m. with 12 of the 82 golfers who made the cut still on the course.
But not as happy as Todd, who sunk his 4-foot par putt and hoisted a trophy for the second straight Tour event. Todd takes home $1,296,000 for the win at Mayakoba, two weeks after winning $540,000 at Bermuda. He also became the first player to win twice in the fall portion of the schedule in a single season since the Tour went to a wraparound schedule in 2013-14.