|Full name||Brendan Dean Steele|
|Born||April 5, 1983|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Nationwide Tour|
|Highest ranking||35 (February 4, 2018)|
(as of March 15, 2020)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T27: 2017|
|PGA Championship||T12: 2015|
|U.S. Open||T13: 2017|
|The Open Championship||T47: 2018|
Steele turned professional in 2005 and played on the Golden State Tour in California, winning four times. He played on the Canadian Tour in 2006 and 2007, where his best finish was second at the 2006 Telus Edmonton Open. Steele began playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, and won the final event of the season in 2010, the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island. This win moved him from thirtieth to sixth on the money list and earned him a PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.
On April 17, 2011, the week after the Masters, Steele notched his first PGA Tour win at the Valero Texas Open at San Antonio. He holed a seven-foot (2.1 m) par-saving putt at the final hole to finish a stroke ahead of runners-up Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman. Steele was the third 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, PGA Championship, and the next year's Masters; the win moved from 115th to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Over five years later on October 16, 2016, Steele won the Safeway Open in Napa, California, the first event of 2017 season. His winning score of 270 (−18) tied the tournament record for lowest score relative to par; he was one stroke ahead of runner-up Patton Kizzire for his second tour win.
Steele successfully defended his Safeway Open title on October 8, 2017. He started the final round two strokes back, but posted 69 (–3) in breezy conditions to win at 273 (−15), two strokes ahead of runner-up Tony Finau. With his third tour victory, Steele became the first with multiple wins at the event. Later that night, wildfires damaged the Silverado resort.
Professional wins (10)Edit
PGA Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Apr 17, 2011||Valero Texas Open||69-72-68-71=280||–8||1 stroke||Kevin Chappell, Charley Hoffman|
|2||Oct 16, 2016||Safeway Open||67-71-67-65=270||–18||1 stroke||Patton Kizzire|
|3||Oct 8, 2017||Safeway Open (2)||65-67-72-69=273||–15||2 strokes||Tony Finau|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2020||Sony Open in Hawaii||Cameron Smith||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit
|Tour Championships (1)|
|Other Nationwide Tour (0)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Oct 31, 2010||Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island||−13 (66-71-65-73=275)||Playoff||Colt Knost|
Nationwide Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2010||Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island||Colt Knost||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
Other wins (6)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T47|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2014 PGA – 2016 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit
|The Players Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T26||CUT||T57||T6||T79||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
- "Week 05 2018 Ending 4 Feb 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
- "Brendan Steele – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- 2004–05 UC Riverside Men's & Women's Golf Media Guide
- "Brendan Steele earns PGA Tour card". ESPN. Associated Press. October 31, 2010.
- "Brendan Steele earns first PGA Tour win". ESPN. Associated Press. April 17, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
- "Brendan Steele wins Safeway Open by 2 to repeat as champ". ESPN. Associated Press. October 9, 2017.
- Kroichick, Ron (October 9, 2017). "Napa fire forces PGA Tour officials, players to flee Silverado after golf tourney". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- Howard, Chelsea (October 9, 2017). "PGA Tour officials evacuate Silverado after Napa fires". Sporting News. (Omnisport). Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- Q&A: Brendan Steele Archived January 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine