Brendan Steele scored 27 Modified Stableford points at Reno last week in the Barracuda Championship to finish in a tie for 39th place.
Modified Stableford is a scoring system that rewards aggressive play: A player scores 0 points for pars, but he scores 2 points for each birdie, 5 points for each eagle, and 8 points for each double eagle (aka albatross), while losing only 1 point for each bogey and losing 3 points for each double bogey or worse.
Steele had an especially fine 2nd round on Friday, scoring 13 points — 11 points in his first nine holes.
The Idyllwild native remains at 169th on the FedExCup points list and stands 234th in the official World Golf ranking.
Steele plays again this week in the $6.2-million Wyndham Championship on the Sedgefield Country Club course in Greensboro, North Carolina. He tees off Thursday at 4:40 a.m. PDT and Friday at 9:40 a.m. PDT. He’ll play with Luke Donald and Zach Johnson both days.