PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Brendon Todd was closing in on a second straight PGA Tour victory when he was slowed by two missed putts and then by darkness Sunday in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Now he faces a sprint to the finish.
Todd and Vaughn Taylor were tied for the lead with four holes remaining when the final round was suspended until Monday morning. They were at 20 under, one shot ahead of Carlos Ortiz and Harris English, the 36-hole leader who is a former Baylor School and University of Georgia golfer.
Todd had gone 99 starts in a stretch of five years without a victory but now is going for two in a row, and a win Monday would get him into the Masters and the U.S. Open next year.
Taylor came up short of the green on the par-3 15th and pitched to about five feet from the hole. Todd and English had birdie chances from the 20-foot range when they all marked their balls to have putters in their hands when the round resumes.
Todd, who won the inaugural Bermuda Championship two weeks ago, shot a 6-under-par 65 in the third round to take a one-shot lead over Taylor (66) and English (68). The tournament did not start until Friday because of heavy rain.