The title sort of gives it away, but in November 2019, Brendon Todd is the best golfer in the world. If you don't know exactly who he is, that okay, you're not the only one. The North Carolina native and former University of Georgia Bulldog almost pulled off one of the craziest feats ever on the PGA Tour; he almost won three tournaments in a row! In his last three starts Todd finished Win, Win, Tied 4th. On the PGA Tour. This would be impressive for any tour player, even the likes of the big shots like Rory and Rickie, but it's even more impressive for Todd because he had to climbs from the depths of the golf underworld to do so.
Brendon Todd won his first PGA Tour title in 2014, the HP Byron Nelson Championship, but a few unsuccessful years following eventually cost him his tour card. If losing your card isn't hard enough, Todd also battle swing yips and had missed 37 of 40 cuts during a stretch in 2018. Talk about getting beaten down mentally by a game.
In a feat of mental strength only possessed by a golfer, Todd battle through the hardships and now finds himself leading the FexEx Cup Standings after the fall wraparound season.
You hear comeback stories in sports all the time, but golf comebacks like Todd's are of the largest magnitude. The mental strength to grind through the missed cuts and the bad shots is something special. A couple wins on the PGA Tour makes it all well worth it.
*information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendon_Todd