May 1, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Brendon Todd tees off on the thirteenth hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Brendon Todd leads the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the midway point

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Brendon Todd hopes to join the ranks of Georgia Bulldogs who have won on the PGA Tour this season (Bubba Watson (twice), Harris English, Chris Kirk, and Russell Henley). Todd leads by two strokes at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, and will face the toughest test of his career this weekend.

Todd has been a professional since 2007, and got his first taste of the PGA Tour in 2009.  After missing 16 cuts in 21 starts, it was back to the where he missed 13 of 13 cuts in 2010.  Despite having another tough season on the Tour in 2011, Todd made it through Q-School, and played the PGA Tour in 2012.  He improved his game, but didn’t make enough money to keep his card, so he ended up splitting his time between the PGA and Tours in 2013.  Todd finally got his game rolling last year with a win on the and five top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour.  He has two top-10s this season, and is proving he belongs on the Tour.

The Bulldog will have his hands full focusing on his own game this weekend.  Todd should put his foot on the pedal because there are several players who won’t be backing down.  Eight players are tied for second place at six-under, including Martin Kaymer, Charles Howell III, Graham DeLaet, and Mike Weir.

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