Brendan Steele had more troubles again last week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour.
Playing fourball on Thursday and foursomes on Friday, the native Idyllwilder and native Englander team managed only a 2-under-par 72-70 — 142 to miss the two-day cut by 6 strokes. The usual playing statistics were not available for this team-format event.
This has been a rough year so far for Brendan — the roughest start of his nine years on the PGA Tour. He has been cut in eight tournaments of the 14 he has played thus far this season, worse even than his sophomore year in 2012 when he was cut seven times in his first 14 events — and all eight of his cuts this year have come in his most recent 11 tournaments. But the season is barely half over, so B has time to turn things around.
Brendan tees it up again this this week in the $7.9 million Wells Fargo Championship on the Quail Hollow Club course in Charlotte, North Carolina, and this may be the tournament to right his ship. He hasn’t played the Wells Fargo the past two seasons, but before that, he collected a top 10 and a top 20 in six tries, missing the cut only once.
B tees off Thursday at 4:50 a.m. PDT and Friday at 10 a.m. PDT. He’ll play with Cameron Champ and Kyle Stanley both days.