Brendan Steele now has four seasons on the PGA Tour under his belt. Apart from his rookie season, his fourth was his most successful.
Moneywise, Steele captured more than $1.3 million this 2014 season, second only to 2011, when he scored a million-dollar win at the Valero Texas Open. So far in his PGA Tour career, the Idyllwild native has earned more than $5.1 million in official prize money.
FedExCup points-wise, Steele earned 881 points this season, second only to the 2011 season that included a win.
Some key stats for his 2014 season, each followed by his PGA Tour ranking in that stat, include: drives averaging 298.9 yards (28th) that found 59.51 percent of the fairways (121st); 56.47 percent of the greens in regulation (53rd), and proximity to the hole of 35 feet, 5 inches (72nd); sand save percentage of 49.24 percent (103rd), and a scrambling percentage of 59.45 percent (72nd). His stat for average points gained, tee to green, was 0.318 (61st), and average points gained putting was 0.122 (74th).
Other stats in which Steele ranked high in 2014 against the rest of the PGA Tour field included: total eagles, 10 (16th); par 5 performance (27th); approaches from more than 200 yards (10th); approaches from 250-275 yards (5th); and lowest round 62, twice (7th).
Steele will tee up to start the 2015 season next month on Oct. 9 at the Frys.com Open on the Silverado Resort and Spa course in Napa.