Brendan Steele’s streak of eight consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour ended last week on the Bay Hill course in Orlando, Fla.

The Idyllwild native finished the first two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at five-over-par (76-73, 149), missing the cut by two strokes. Steele now has missed only one cut on the PGA tour this season.

He found himself in good company, however, since Phil Mickelson missed the cut by five.

Of the 468 holes he’s played in official competition this year, he played only two holes worse than bogey — one double bogey and one triple — the latter coming in the first round last week and resulting in the missed cut.

Steele will compete this week in the $6.2 million Shell Houston Open on another challenging course — the Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course in Humble, Texas.