Brendan Steele posted a 6-under-par 68-66-72-72 -- 278 last week in the BMW Championship, the third of the four PGA Tour post-season playoff tournaments. The Idyllwild native finished 33rd on the FedExCup points list, missing entry to this week’s Tour Championship by only three positions.

Measured by multiple parameters, this 2017 season has been the best of Brendan’s seven PGA Tour seasons by far. He posted a win, three ties for sixth, and nine top-20 finishes, while making the cut in 20 of 25 tournaments played, including 13 cuts made in a row. His 33rd finish in the FedExCup points list was 17 positions higher than his previous best of 50th in 2015. He finished his 2017 PGA Tour season ranked 60th in the Official World Golf Ranking, and he earned more than $2.9 million in official prize money. All these are personal bests for Brendan at the finish of any of his PGA Tour seasons.

It is anticipated that in only two weeks, Brendan will open his 2018 PGA Tour season by defending his current championship at the Safeway Open in Napa.