This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
The Hero World Challenge and Presidents Cup will provide golf fiends with some entertainment throughout the PGA Tour's upcoming December break, but for now the focus remains on this weekend's RSM Classic as well as the DP World Tour Championship overseas in Dubai. With the European Tour's 2019 drawing to a close, the Race to Dubai's final standings are in flux with names like Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy fighting for the top spot. Meanwhile down in Georgia, a first-time winner could emerge at the Seaside Course if anyone manages to end Brendon Todd's current win streak.
Todd missed four consecutive cuts to begin the 2019-20 campaign after retaining his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, so he really came out of nowhere when securing his first victory since the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship by four shots at the Bermuda Championship. Complacency didn't set in, however, as Todd then went on to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic just two weeks later, rejoining the top-100 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since early 2016. Todd doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, as he enters the weekend in a tie for seventh on Saint Simons Island at the RSM Classic where he fired back-to-back 66s in Rounds 1 and 2.
Ortiz tied for second back home in Mexico last week at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, racking up three consecutive scores of 66