Brendan Steele posted opening rounds of 75 and 72 last week for a 5-over-par 147, which missed the cut by five strokes on the tough Riviera Country Club course in The Genesis Invitational at Pacific Palisades in west Los Angeles last week.
For the two days, the native Idyllwilder’s drives averaged just under 320 yards while finding 60.7% of the fairways, and he managed hitting 61% of the greens in regulation. His putter cost him nearly 4.7 strokes to the field, which is just about what he missed the cut by.
Brendan has now suffered four straight cuts on the PGA Tour, which he hasn’t experienced since the 2019 season. He now stands 42nd on the FedExCup points list and has dropped to 138th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Brendan looks for a turnaround this week in the $8 million The Honda Classic on the PGA National (Champion) course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, a course loaded with hazardous water. Last year, Brendan tied for third in this tournament, which distributed $5.1 million to 100 South Florida philanthropic organizations.
B will tee off on Thursday at 10:13 a.m. PT and on Friday at 5:18 a.m. PT, playing both days with Jason Dufner and Seung-Yul Noh.
The tournament will be telecast on the Golf Channel weekdays and on NBC on the weekend. You can follow Brendan shot-for-shot in 3D with TOURCast on the pgatour.com website or with the PGA Tour cellphone app.