Steele scores another top-25

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Brendan Steele chalked up his eighth top-25 finish in 23 entries so far this season at the Barracuda Championship in Reno last week.

He found more than 80 percent of the fairways with drives averaging 321 yards. Steele also hit more than 77 percent of the greens in regulation and gained 0.292 strokes putting against the field.

For a while on Sunday, the native Idyllwilder was in second place, only 1 Stableford point behind the leader, but a double bogey pulled him back as others advanced. He eventually dropped to 25th place, but still managed to earn some $25,000 in official prize money, giving him more than $1.3 million thus far this season.

More importantly, Steele earned 25 FedExCup points, giving him 718 total and placing him 62nd place in the standings with only two tournaments left in the regular season. Should he maintain a top-70 FedExCup standing through the first two playoff tournaments, he will be eligible for the third of the four playoff tournaments as well.

This week, Steele tees it up in the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, the fourth and final major of the season. Total purse is worth $10 million.

 

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