Brendan Steele posted an 8-under-par 68-67-69-72 — 276 to finish tied for 44th in The Northern Trust, the first of three FedExCup tournaments that close out the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season.

Brendan Steele will play this weekend for a spot at the Tour Championship.

The Idyllwild native’s drives averaged 303.8 yards while finding 69% of the fairways. He hit two-thirds of the 72 greens in regulation and gained a bit with the putter against the field.

Brendan now stands in 45th place on the FedExCup list, which qualifies him for next week’s BMW Championship, a no-cut tournament that is the second leg of the three FedExCup tournaments.

He’ll need to play very well in the BMW to move up to 30th place on the list, which would qualify him for the Tour Championship, the final tournament of this 2019-2020 season.

Brendan tees off in the $9.5-million BMW Championship, held on the Olympia Fields Country Club’s North Course in Olympia Fields, Illinois on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. PDT and Friday at 10:36 a.m. PDT. He’ll be playing both days with Richy Werenski and Brian Harman.