Brendan Steele tees off in the Masters, the first major tournament of the season, in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday, April 6, at 5:11 a.m. PDT and on Friday, April 7, at 8:18 a.m. PDT. The Idyllwild native plays with Trevor Immelmann and Jhonattan Vegas both days.

Brendan also will play in the Par 3 contest Wednesday, April 5 — his 34th birthday.

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