Another tough outing for Brendan Steele at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina, last week. He managed only a 12-over-par 76-78 — 154, missing the cut by 10.
It seems that he had trouble in all parts of his game. He hit just under 61 percent of fairways and 56 percent of greens in regulation. Very uncharacteristically, he lost more than 5 strokes to the field tee-to-green, while losing almost another 5 strokes putting. He needed 2 putts per green, both days. We’ll check to see if he was ill or injured.
The Idyllwild native will try to get back on track when he plays this week in the $6.2 million Valero Texas Open on the JW Marriott TPC course in San Antonio, an event he won in his 2011 rookie season.