Brendon Todd is a name that has been trending in the golf world lately. The 37-year-old American golfer is currently leading the John Deere Classic, a PGA Tour event held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. Todd scrambled for a par on the final hole of the third round on Saturday, July 8, 2023, to maintain a one-stroke lead over three other players.
He holed a 12-foot putt after hitting his tee shot near a fairway bunker and having an awkward stance for his second shot. He finished with a 5-under 66 to reach 16-under 197 for the tournament. Todd is no stranger to success on the PGA Tour.
He has won three times on the tour, in November 2019 when he claimed back-to-back titles at the Bermuda Championship and the Mayakoba Golf Classic. He also won the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2014, his breakthrough season when he finished 12th on the FedEx Cup standings.
Todd was born on July 22, 1985, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When he was seven, Todd developed a concentration in golf, which he avidly pursued in high school. This dedication culminated in his school, Green Hope High School, bestowing him multiple times with the honor of all-conference player and twice with Conference Player of the Year.
He continued his golfing career upon entering the University of Georgia, joining teammates Chris Kirk & Brian Harman. While there, he assisted in leading the Bulldogs to success in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship of 2005, and in 2007 was honored as an All-American.
Todd turned professional in 2007 and played on various mini-tours before earning his PGA Tour card in 2009. He has played in 22 tournaments this season, making 16 cuts and earning over $3.5 million in prize money. He has also recorded one top-five finish and four top-10 finishes, including a runner-up result at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
Brendon Todd Career
Starting his professional career in 2007 and earning his PGA Tour card in 2009, Todd has competed in 22 tournaments this season. He made the cut in 16 of them and amassed over $3.5 million in prize money. Now leading the John Deere Classic, Todd seeks his fourth PGA Tour title.
Despite some fluctuations in his recent performances, Todd is optimistic and trusts in his abilities to deliver another strong performance on Sunday. His average finish at this event is 31st. However, he has found his groove this week, as he leads the field in strokes gained: putting and ranks second in strokes gained: total. Todd will have to fend off some strong challengers on Sunday as he seeks to end his winless drought and secure a spot in next week’s British Open.
He will also have to deal with the windy conditions and the pressure of being in the final group. But Todd has proven that he has the game and the grit to overcome any challenge. He is confident that he can close out the tournament with another solid round.
“I feel like I’m playing really well,” Todd said after his third round. “I feel like I’m hitting it well enough to shoot another low one tomorrow.”
Brendon Todd Biography
|Real Name||Brendon Todd|
|Birth Date||22 July 1985|
|Age (as of 2022)||36 Years|
|Birth Place||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|College||University of Georgia|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 191 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 82 kg – in Pounds – 180 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Rachel Todd|
Todd is married to Rachel Fields Todd, whom he met in Georgia. They have two sons, Oliver and Parker. Todd lives with his family in Watkinsville, Georgia. They tied the knot in Greensboro, Georgia, on March 12, 2009. Following their wedding, they embarked on a romantic honeymoon in Mexico.
This lovely couple openly expresses their affection on various social media platforms, particularly through Todd’s Instagram account, where he frequently shares heartfelt moments and expresses his gratitude towards his wife. On their 12th wedding anniversary, Todd shared a heartwarming picture accompanied by the caption,
“Wishing a joyful 12th anniversary to this extraordinary woman! She’s my pillar of support and an exceptional mother. I cannot fathom navigating life’s journey with anyone else by my side.”
Todd is not very active on social media compared to some of his peers. He has a Twitter account (@brendontodd) with over 13,000 followers, but he rarely posts anything. His last tweet was on November 18, 2019, when he celebrated his win at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
He also has an Instagram account (@brendontoddpga) with over 8,000 followers, but he only has 11 posts so far. His last post was on November 4, 2019, when he shared a photo of his family after his win at the Bermuda Championship. He does not have a Facebook page or a YouTube channel.
Brendon Todd Net Worth
According to various sources, Brendon Todd has an estimated net worth between $5 million to $10 million as of 2020. He has earned most of his wealth from his golf career, which spans over a decade. He has accumulated more than $10.6 million in prize money from the PGA Tour alone. Todd also has endorsement deals with Titleist, FootJoy, RBC, and Southern Company.