Golf – WGC – Brendon Todd hangs on top of WGC St. Jude Invitational

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Brendon Todd of the United States retained control of the WGC St. Jude Invitational in Memphis on Saturday in Round 3. At -12 in total he was suddenly ahead of Byeong Hun An. Victor Perez signed 70 for 61st place. Brendon Todd of the United States kept the WGC St. Jude Invitational in Memphis on Saturday for the third round which saw defending champion Brooks Koepka lay in ambush for one step ahead. Todd, who returned a card of 69, his worst since Thursday, had an eventful day with 4 bogeys committed, compensated by 5 birdies, including a successful one on his penultimate hole that kept him in the lead. The 35-year-old golfer, looking for a third success this season after the Mayakoba Classic and the Bermuda Championship, is suddenly ahead of South Korean An Byeong Hun, who had six birdies to forget a double bogey. In third place slips the American Rickie Fowler, who remains two strokes behind the leader. The defending champion Brooks Koepka finds himself in 4th place, but three lengths behind Todd. He also alternated the good (7 birdies) and the less good (1 double bogey, 2 bogeys) to return a card of 68 (-2). As for the Spaniard Jon Rahm, who shows his brand new status as world number 1, acquired two weeks ago with his victory at the Memorial, he sank a little deeper into the depths in 67th place. His predecessor, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, does little better (47th). The only French competitor this week, Victor Perez signs 70 (par) to climb to 61st place at +4 total.

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