Brendan Steele plays this week in the $10.25 million The Open Championship, sometimes known in the U.S. as the British Open. It is the oldest of the four majors on the PGA Tour.
The native Idyllwilder hopes to significantly improve on his previous performances in The Open. He played in the tournament in 2014 and 2016, missing the cut both times.
But this year, he brings a much stronger playing record into the event. He already has one win this season, and he’s made the cut in 17 of 19 official PGA Tour events in which he’s played, with nine top-20s, including four top-10s. He currently stands 14th on the FedExCup points list and ranks 51st in the Official Word Golf Ranking.
The Open will be played this year at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Brendan tees off Thursday at 1:03 a.m. PDT and Friday at 6:06 a.m. PDT, He plays both days with Webb Simpson of the United States and Alexander Levy of France.
The Open is televised live in the U.S., so there will be Idyllwilders brewing coffee at 1 o’clock this Thursday morning.