Brendon Todd won his maiden PGA Tour victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons.
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Brendon shot a final round -4 under par 66 to lift his maiden PGA Tour trophy, with a tournament total of -14 under par. He reckoned he scored his pants off, even playing left handed with the back of an iron because of the close proximity of a tree;
“I absolutely scored my pants off, I have a great short game and even I’ll say it was special this week. The only thing I could say I drew on is my brother-in-law is left handed and I putted with his left-handed putter before and I’m pretty good at it. So I tried to use that stroke.”
“I asked my caddie walking off the 17th tee where I was, he thought I was two up so I knew that was a big putt and I jammed it in there. It feels amazing, a big monkey off the back. It’s been a tough career so far with a lot of ups and downs but I’m excited to be on top right now.”
“Going to Augusta for the Masters is a dream come true. Going to the University of Georgia, we got to play there once a year in college and that’s a special place, so excited about that.”
Mike Weir finished in second place at -12 under par, a remarkable comeback for the 44 year-old Canadian. Mike was happy with his effort, he tried his best to win;
“Best golf I played in a long time. I was happy with the way I played. I was definitely determined to try to win today, but I can feel good about the way I handled things out there. No doubt about it, I was nervous.”
“It was great to have my wife here, no doubt. Gave myself a couple of good looks coming in and just wasn’t meant to be. But I’m happy with today.”
“I know hard times, I’ve had plenty of hard times in my career. It took me seven years out of college to get on the PGA TOUR, missing cuts on the Asian Tour, Canadian Tour, all around the world. So I knew I could rely on that and I knew I could dig deep within myself to putt myself out of things. This has taken a long time and it’s only one week, but this week was great and very satisfying.”
“I played solid golf probably better today than the other three days. It just shows you that the things you’re working on your game, when they show up under the heat of competition and stress, that you’re doing the right things.”
Great to have you back in the mix Mike.
Charles Howell 111 and Marc Leishman tied for third spot, both finished at -10 under par for the tournament.