Brendan Steele moved up the leaderboard again two weeks ago, tying for 26th at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Idyllwild native posted a 4-under-par 69-73-75-67 — 284.

In recent weeks his putting has been a strong point of his game. At THE PLAYERS he gained 1.050 strokes putting on the field.

Steele has earned more than $793,000 so far this season and stands 63 on the FedExCup points list. He has accumulated 487 FedExCup points this season, which should be enough to ensure him at least 125th place on the points list by the end of the season. That will earn him a position in the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs as well as his playing card for the 2014-15 season.

Steele will seek to add enough points to qualify for the second tournament of this season’s playoffs as well. That will require that he stand at least 100th on the FedExCup points list by the time that tournament arrives.

Last week Steele teed it up in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but didn’t do so well, missing the cut. He took this week off.