Brendan Steele played under-par golf at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans this week, posting 72-71 — 143, but that wasn’t enough to play on the weekend. He missed the cut by four strokes.

The native Idyllwilder’s cuts-made streak was snapped at 16, including four tournaments from the end of last season — by far the longest cuts-made streak of his career.

He finished on Thursday with a sparkling eagle chip-in at the 18th, and began Friday birdie-birdie. But he was derailed on his front nine by a double bogey after knocking his tee shot on the par-3 17th into the water, and he could not recover.

Steele will be off next week but will play the following week in The Players Championship on the TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Jack Clark can be reached at [email protected].