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Brendon Todd hails dream Byron Nelson Championship win

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This win had been a long time coming for Brendon Todd.

The American may have been playing on the PGA Tour since 2009, but successes have been few and far between and victories non-existent.

However, at the Byron Nelson Championship, he put an end to his trophy drought with some fine golf.

And for someone who has spent so long trying to achieve his ultimate aim of winning a title he was remarkably calm – especially due to the fact he has had all week to think about it.

Todd was in amongst the leading contenders to take the title from day one right up until the finish and, although he was not tipped by many, he was unquestionably the most consistent golfer in the field.

Whilst some players showed brilliant displays for one round - or for one back-nine in Paul Casey’s case-  Todd was impressive for the entirety of the week, shooting scores of 68, 64 and 68 before backing it up with a 66 on the final day.

Not bad for a man who had all night to think about what it would feel like to win a title having finished the third round with a share of the lead with Louis Oosthuizen.

It was he that looked accustomed to the scenario, though, not the South African major winner he played alongside.

Whilst Oosthuizen was erratic, Todd was consistent and played a flawless round of golf – not dropping a shot in the most pressurised of environments.

The American admits that he played some amazing golf this week, too.

“I made one double-bogey in the first round and after that absolutely scored my pants off,” he said to reporters in Texas. “I have a great short game and even I'll say it was amazing this week.

"I thought I could win on the PGA Tour. It's taken a while but now that I've won it's a dream come true.”

This victory may have been a long-time ambition, but he is already thinking about what it enables him to achieve next season.

Todd said: "I'm really excited, the relief I finally have a chance to play the PGA Tour for multiple years [but] number one [is] going to Augusta.

Todd isn’t the only one pleased with his victory, either. Fellow competitor Graham DeLaet, who finished in tied seventh in the competition at seven-under-par, was delighted for his friend.

“It‘s pretty gutsy; it just shows hard work and determination,” the Canadian said.

“He’s been grinding and working his butt off for the last three or four years. Not many people have been giving him much credit and I guess he still knew he had it deep-down. So it’s pretty awesome to see.

“There’s few guys who you legitimately root for out here, because you’re competing against everyone. But he’s one of the guys I always look for to be playing well.”

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