Brendan Steele

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Brendan Steele
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Personal information
Born (1983-04-05) April 5, 1983 (age 33)
Idyllwild, California
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Irvine, California
Spouse Anastassia
Career
College UC Riverside
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 1
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2012
U.S. Open T15: 2016
The Open Championship CUT: 2014, 2016
PGA Championship T12: 2015

Brendan Steele (born April 5, 1983) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour.

Steele was born in Idyllwild, California.[1] He played college golf at the University of California, Riverside,[2] graduating in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Steele turned professional in 2005 and played on the Golden State Tour, winning four times.[1] In 2006 and 2007, he played on the Canadian Tour, where his best finish was second at the 2006 Telus Edmonton Open.[1] He began playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2008.[1] In 2010, he won the final event of the season, the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island. This win moved him from 30th to 6th on the money list and therefore earned Steele a PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.[3]

On April 17, 2011, Steele won his first PGA Tour event, the Valero Texas Open, by one stroke over Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman[4] when he holed a seven-foot par putt on the 18th. Steele was the third PGA Tour rookie to win in 2011, after Jhonattan Vegas (Bob Hope Classic) and Charl Schwartzel (Masters). In addition to a $1.1 million payday and a Tour card until the end of 2013, Steele's victory earned invites to The Players Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, 2011 PGA Championship, and the 2012 Masters. The win also moved Steele from 115th to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.

On October 16, 2016, Steele won the Safeway Open by one stroke over Patton Kizzire for his second win on the PGA Tour. His winning score of −18 tied the tournament record for lowest score relative to par.

Personal[edit]

Steele is the nephew of Anthony Geary, the actor who plays Luke Spencer of General Hospital.[5]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 17, 2011 Valero Texas Open –8 (69-72-68-71=280) 1 stroke United States Kevin Chappell, United States Charley Hoffman
2 Oct 16, 2016 Safeway Open –18 (67-71-67-65=270) 1 stroke United States Patton Kizzire

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (6)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T15
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT
PGA Championship T19 DNP DNP T58 T12 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T48
Match Play DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bridgestone Invitational T48 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
HSBC Champions DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Brendan Steele – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2004–05 UC Riverside Men's & Women's Golf Media Guide
  3. ^ "Brendan Steele earns PGA Tour card". ESPN. Associated Press. October 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brendan Steele earns first PGA Tour win". ESPN. Associated Press. April 17, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Q&A: Brendan Steele Archived January 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.

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