Daughter Victoria Steele is newest fan

Brendan Steele will once again team with Keegan Bradley in the QBE Shootout on the Tiburón Golf Club course in Naples, Florida, Dec. 6 to 10. The Shootout is a two-man unofficial PGA Tour event Brendan and Keegan teamed up to win in 2011 when it was named the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

This time the native Idyllwilder will have a new fan: Daughter Victoria Steele was born Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. She’ll be rooting her dad’s team on with the help of her mom, Anastassia.

Brendan currently stands second on the FedExCup points list for the new 2017-18 season and has moved up this week to 44th place on the Official World Golf Ranking. The OWGR is a two-year, rolling ranking, so it is possible to move up the list even without playing, which is what Brendan has done during the past week.

Brendan’s next official PGA Tour event is the $6.3 million Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, on Jan. 4, into which he gained entry by virtue of his win in the Safeway Open at Napa last month.