Todd grabs four-shot clubhouse lead over Koepka in Memphis

Ross Houston
August 2, 2020

He shot a 75 in the final round of the Travelers Championship and tied for 11th.

Even after a quintessential "Lefty" day at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Phil Mickelson has enough history around TPC Southwind to know that he's still just one good round away from something special.

"What I learned at the Travelers is just you cannot control the result, you can't control the way you're going to feel, where the ball's going to land, if putts are going to go in ...", Todd said. "The best players in the world treat each final round like it's just another day, and they just go out there and try to execute and stick to their game and let the results fall as they do".

LPGA: Danielle Kang played bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio. He landed in the water for a double-bogey on 11 before sinking four back-to-back birdies on 13 through 16, finishing with a four-under-par 66 at the fanless event.

This is the 35-year-old American's second 54-hole lead since the PGA Tour's return to play in June, although he faded to finish 11th on that previous occasion.

He is now tied for 10th on six under, along with Open champion Shane Lowry, who failed to really build on three birdies over the first four holes, as he signed for a 67.

Defending champion and sixth-ranked Brooks Koepka, the first-round leader at 62, followed that with a disappointing 71 and is four shots back in a tie for third with Byeong Hun An of South Korea, who had a 65, and Chez Reavie, who finished at 67. Rickie Fowler was two strokes back after a 69. He was fourth at 9 under.

Todd won PGA titles last November in Bermuda and Mexico after having slid outside the world rankings top 2000 in 2018, missing 37 of 40 cuts and flirting with retirement before finding his form again to make an astounding revival this season. "My caddie really kind of set me up with a good spot there beyond the hole to aim at and I just focused all on speed". He added two of his first four on the back nine, the second sinking a 7-footer on No. 13.

Todd started where he left off Friday, rolling in a 14-footer for birdie on No. 1 to reach 12 under.

Rickie Fowler closed with birdies on his final two holes for a 67 and was alone in second place, thanks to his own putter.

LPGA: Danielle Kang returned from a 45-minute rain delay with two straight birdies, then made three straight bogeys to settle for a 1-over 73 in hard scoring conditions, giving her a share of the lead with Celine Boutier and Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the LPGA Drive On Championship in Toledo, Ohio. "It happened to just drift right there in the middle of the hole". On the back nine they felt good, they were just missing, and on the front they just weren't good putts. He also sank a clutch 10-foot par putt at the 18th. Then Fowler two-putted for bogey after putting his tee shot in the left rough on his final hole to finish at 64.

"I still don't hit it far, but I feel like I'm able to shape shots a little bit". His putter cost him a birdie chance on the par-5 No. 3.

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