WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational R3

Brendon Todd dreaming big as he takes one shot lead into final round

July 30 – August 02
TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
$10,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


WGC-FedEx-St Jude 2020 R3 - Brendon Todd dreaming big as he takes one shot lead
Brendon Todd watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (Mark Humphrey/AP)


Brendon Todd remains the man to catch at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis after a third-round 69 left him a shot clear heading into the final round.


The unheralded American, a three-time PGA Tour winner, mixed five birdies with four bogeys in his one-under round and at 12-under par leads Korea’s Byeong Hun An by a single shot.

The 35-year-old said he was well aware of the magnitude of the position he was in at the TPC Southwind course.



Todd said on Saturday: “Winning a WGC would be the biggest win of my career and something I’ve been dreaming of doing for a long time.”

An carded a 66, with Rickie Fowler third on 10 under after matching Todd’s 69.


A host of major winners were then queueing up to mount a final-round challenge, with Brooks Koepka fourth on nine under, Justin Thomas a shot further back, and Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen on seven under, along with Chez Reavie and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick.

Fowler briefly displaced playing partner Todd at the top of the leaderboard but back-to-back birdies at the 12th and 13th put the latter back in control.



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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Brendon Todd
-12
64
65
69
198
2
Byeong Hun An
-11
68
65
66
199
3
Rickie Fowler
-10
64
67
69
200
4
Brooks Koepka
-9
62
71
68
201
5
Justin Thomas
-8
66
70
66
202
T6
Matthew Fitzpatrick
-7
70
64
69
203
T6
Phil Mickelson
-7
67
70
66
203
T6
Louis Oosthuizen
-7
68
67
68
203
T6
Chez Reavie
-7
66
67
70
203
T10
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-6
71
69
64
204
T10
Joel Dahmen
-6
72
67
65
204
T10
Jason Day
-6
68
67
69
204
T10
Sungjae Im
-6
67
68
69
204
T10
Tom Lewis
-6
73
70
61
204
T10
Shane Lowry
-6
68
69
67
204
T10
Webb Simpson
-6
69
66
69
204
T17
Daniel Berger
-5
71
67
67
205
T17
Dustin Johnson
-5
69
68
68
205
T17
Xander Schauffele
-5
68
70
67
205
T17
Scottie Scheffler
-5
69
67
69
205
T17
Jordan Spieth
-5
68
69
68
205
T22
Cameron Champ
-4
71
68
67
206
T22
Corey Conners
-4
72
68
66
206
T22
Sergio Garcia
-4
67
71
68
206
T22
Sung Kang
-4
65
69
72
206
T22
Hideki Matsuyama
-4
68
71
67
206
T22
Nick Taylor
-4
69
70
67
206
28
Abraham Ancer
-3
67
75
65
207
T29
Keegan Bradley
-2
68
70
70
208
T29
Billy Horschel
-2
70
70
68
208
T29
Jason Kokrak
-2
69
68
71
208
T29
Andrew Landry
-2
70
72
66
208
T29
Marc Leishman
-2
70
69
69
208
T29
Graeme McDowell
-2
68
70
70
208
T29
Collin Morikawa
-2
70
71
67
208
T29
J.T. Poston
-2
70
68
70
208
T29
Henrik Stenson
-2
69
69
70
208
T29
Kevin Streelman
-2
71
66
71
208
T29
Matthew Wolff
-2
69
74
65
208
T40
Bryson DeChambeau
-1
67
73
69
209
T40
Mackenzie Hughes
-1
68
71
70
209
T40
Matt Kuchar
-1
66
72
71
209
T40
Ryan Palmer
-1
69
69
71
209
T40
Patrick Reed
-1
71
69
69
209
T40
Bubba Watson
-1
68
70
71
209
T40
Erik van Rooyen
-1
71
70
68
209
T47
Patrick Cantlay
E
73
72
65
210
T47
Tyler Duncan
E
74
70
66
210
T47
Tony Finau
E
70
68
72
210
T47
Kevin Kisner
E
70
68
72
210
T47
Kevin Na
E
72
64
74
210
52
Max Homa
1
66
73
72
211
T53
Tommy Fleetwood
2
72
67
73
212
T53
Matt Jones
2
71
72
69
212
T53
Rory McIlroy
2
73
66
73
212
T56
Lucas Herbert
3
71
73
69
213
T56
Robert MacIntyre
3
71
73
69
213
T56
Michael Thompson
3
70
74
69
213
T56
Danny Willett
3
69
70
74
213
T56
Gary Woodland
3
71
69
73
213
T61
Tyrrell Hatton
4
72
69
73
214
T61
Viktor Hovland
4
67
75
72
214
T61
Jazz Janewattananond
4
75
71
68
214
T61
Joaquin Niemann
4
73
73
68
214
T61
Victor Perez
4
73
71
70
214
T61
Ian Poulter
4
73
69
72
214
T67
Haotong Li
5
68
73
74
215
T67
Jon Rahm
5
70
74
71
215
T67
Cameron Smith
5
72
72
71
215
T70
Cheng Tsung Pan
6
72
74
70
216
T70
Brandt Snedeker
6
73
71
72
216
T70
Matt Wallace
6
72
71
73
216
T73
Paul Casey
8
71
78
69
218
T73
Sebastian Soderberg
8
72
71
75
218
T75
Adam Hadwin
9
73
71
75
219
T75
Bernd Wiesberger
9
71
73
75
219
77
Shaun Norris
11
73
76
72
221
78
Rafa Cabrera Bello
13
73
74
76
223