PGA TOUR winner Brendon Todd fired a final round four-under par 66 to put an exclamation point on the end of his first-ever appearance in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the season-ending event of the PGA TOUR. Todd, who visited the new Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy earlier this week, pledged $500 for every birdie made during tournament week to the East Lake Foundation. He finished with 14 birdies on the week, including an impressive seven in Sunday’s final round at East Lake Golf Club, and will donate $7,000 to support the mission and work of the foundation.
Todd picked up birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 14, 15 and 18 on Sunday, finishing with a four-round total of three-over par 283.
On Tuesday, Todd toured the new Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy and pledged to donate $500 to the foundation for each birdie he made this week. Todd, an Atlanta resident and University of Georgia graduate, won the HP Byron Nelson Invitational earlier this year and tallied seven top 10 finishes in 2014.
The East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta’s East Lake residents to build a better future through its model for community revitalization which includes mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community wellness. Net proceeds from the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola go to the foundation and the First Tee of East Lake.
The opening of the new Junior and Senior Academy enables Drew Charter School to expand to include high school grades, completing the school’s “cradle-to-college” education mission, a goal since the East Lake Foundation began its work in the community in 1995. Drew Charter is ranked first among all Atlanta Public Schools elementary schools and third among its middle schools.