Brendan Steele carded a 6-under-par 71-69-69-73 — 282 last week in the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, to garner a tie for 13th place. This was his best finish in a PGA Tour major since the PGA Championship in 2015, when he tied for 12th. It also was his eighth top-20 finish on the PGA Tour this season.

The native Idyllwilder posted 22 birdies over the four rounds of the tournament — more birdies than any other player, including the tournament winner. Also, he added two eagles to tie for first in that category.

Brendan hit 75 percent of the fairways last week with drives averaging 310 yards. He found 67 percent of the greens in regulation and gained a whopping 7 strokes on the field putting for the tournament. He now stands 13th on the FedExCup list and has moved up to 52nd on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Brendan is off this week. Look for him next week in the $6.8 million Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell, Connecticut. B’s Montreal Superfans, André Pilon and wife Pierrette Filion, will be in attendance and will be communicating with the Town Crier.