Brendan Steele missed the cut for the first time in six appearances at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last week. He slammed drives an average of 328 yards, but they found fairways only 57 percent of the time, leading to hitting 69 percent of the greens in regulation — and he lost nearly another stroke to the field putting. He finished his two days 1 over par, missing the cut by 4 strokes.

Next week, the Idyllwild Native will travel to Sydney for the 103rd Emirates Australian Open, Nov. 15-18. This is the oldest and most prestigious tournament on the PGA Australasia Tour.