Brendan Steele carded 8 Stableford points Sunday on the Montreux Golf and Country Club course in Reno to tie for seventh place and notch his fifth top-10 and his tenth top-25 in 22 starts this season, including two starts on the European PGA Tour.
For the tournament, Brendan posted 1 eagle and 21 birdies against 4 bogeys and a double to finish with 40 points, 7 points off the lead.
His driving accuracy was 94.64 percent — 53 out of 56 fairways — with drives averaging 326.2 yards. (This includes all the times he may have used less than a driver on the par 4s and par 5s.) His longest drive was a whopping 392 yards on the 616-yard par-5 18th hole Sunday, which led to birdie.
He hit 49 out of 72 greens in regulation (68.06 percent), and he gained 1.703 strokes against the field putting, using 1.694 putts per green.
The native Idyllwilder now has 830 FedExCup points, ranking him 51st on this season’s points list. He ranks 63rd on this year’s official money list with over $1.4 million, and he is the 97th-ranked player in the world in the Official World Golf Rankings, which are based on the last two years of play.
Brendan tees off this week in the final major tournament of the year, the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. His tee times are Thursday at 4:55 a.m. PDT and Friday at 10:10 a.m. PDT. He plays both days with Hideki Matsuyama and Johan Kok.