It wasn’t that long ago – about a year ago in fact – that Brendon Todd sat with his wife, Rachel, and his business manager and contemplated a career change.
Mired in what Todd calls a three-year “episode,” it was time to consider his options. He could buy some restaurant franchises. He could look into college coaching. Friends had told him he’d be great in the corporate world with his PGA Tour background that included a victory in the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Brendon Todd Photo: Cliff Hawkins, Getty Images
No more 4-iron shots like the one he hit in the third round of the 2015 BMW Championship that started right, flew farther right and disappeared into the brush at Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago, leading to a triple bogey that eventually derailed his career.
Todd lived in fear of that shot and, in something similar to a self-fulfilling prophecy, he kept hitting it. Then hitting a 3-wood shot in the air became a dance with the devil.
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