Brendan Steele posted opening rounds of 72 and 73 last week for a 5-over-par 145, which missed the cut by three strokes at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
For the two days, the Idyllwild native’s drives averaged about 300 yards while finding 71.4% of the fairways and hitting just under 64% of the greens in regulation. His putter cost him nearly 2.783 strokes to the field, almost what he missed the cut by.
Brendan’s current string of cuts on the PGA Tour has now reached five, which he hasn’t experienced since the 2013 season. He now stands 44th on the FedExCup points list and has dropped to 143rd in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Brendan looks for a turnaround in this week’s $12 million Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida. Last year, Brendan tied for 18th in this tournament, which was the third of three top-20s he has scored in the Palmer.
B will tee off on Thursday at 4:10 a.m. PT and on Friday at 8:40 a.m. PT, playing both days with Nick Watney and Aaron Rai.
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 website or with the PGA Tour cellphone app.