Brendan Steele collected his seventh top-20 finish in 16 tournaments this 2016 season at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, this past week. The native Idyllwilder carded a 10-under-par 65-67-75-71 — 278 to finish tied for 20th.
He started out hot, standing second after Round 1 and tied for the lead after 36 holes, but faded Saturday when a double-bogey contributed to a 3-over-par round.
With the season half over, Brendan now has 589 FedExCup points, ranking 59th on that list. He also is ranked 66th on the money list with more than $1 million in official earnings so far this season, and he’s now gone over the $8 million mark for his career.
B will play in this week's $6.2 million FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Check back here late Tuesday afternoon for his Thursday and Friday tee times.
By the way, on June 14th at 6 p.m. the Idyllwild Library will host Kent and Jana Steele, Brendan’s parents and longtime residents of the Hill. They will speak and answer questions about what it was like to encourage and support Brendan in his quest, from early teenage, to become a professional golfer while living in a town without a golf course or even a driving range.
Jack Clark may be reached at [email protected].