PGA golfer Brendon Todd was playing some great golf all weekend at the Travelers Championship. With just seven holes remaining, Todd found himself in second place and just two strokes off the lead. He had to be feeling good about that position.
But golf — at any given moment — has a tendency to humble even the most talented of golfers.
On Sunday, it was Todd’s turn.
Todd went into the par-4 12th two strokes off Dustin Johnson’s lead, but he’d end up heading to the 13th five strokes off he lead and basically out of contention. That’s because Todd — seemingly out of nowhere — experienced a golf meltdown that had him looking like a regular, amateur golfer.
Brendon Todd with a regular guy shot. Yikes! pic.twitter.com/in21j6H06l
— John Thayer (@johncthayer) June 28, 2020
Golf is hard. Winning is really hard.
Triple bogey for Brendon Todd.
The overnight leader now trails by 5 shots. pic.twitter.com/gLm3nhpNOR
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 28, 2020
It doesn’t get much more relatable than that: Finding yourself chipping just off the edge of the bunker and blasting the ball over the green completely. We’ve all been there.
Brendon Todd made triple bogey from here. This is the closest I’ve ever felt to being a professional golfer. pic.twitter.com/zURWDFIriW
— Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) June 28, 2020
Todd would have to escape the 12th with a triple bogey. But hey, at least there wasn’t a crowd to witness that meltdown in person.