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Brendan Steele

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
18
Current Position
To Par: E
Total Strokes: 69 - 68 - 66 - 77 : 280
T1   T19
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Idyllwild, CA
  • Residence: Irvine, CA
  • Age: 28
  • Turned Pro: 2005
  • Eligibility Code: 8, 10

Got his start in golf from his big brother. Uncle, Anthony Geary, plays Luke on "General Hospital." Grew up in a small town (Hemet, CA) that didn't have a golf course or a driving range. In 12th start of his rookie season in 2011, at the Valero Texas Open, made a clutch, 5-foot putt on the 72nd hole to claim his first career PGA Tour win by a shot over Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell. With the win, he became 16th first-time winner of the Valero Texas Open. Playing for the first time in the PGA Championship.

PGA Tour Victories

1 - 2011 Valero Texas Open

Nationwide Tour win: 2010 Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island.

2010 Nationwide Tour Money and Position

$20,180 (56)

Nationwide Tour Best Round

67 at Round 4, Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Career Best Nationwide Tour Finishes

T4-- Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper.

Career Highlights

Finished the season No. 70 on the 2009 Nationwide Tour money list, with three top-10s to his credit. Had a T10 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, only the second top 10 of his career. The first came at the 2008 Price Cutter Charity Championship, where he T4. Was within two strokes of the 54-hole lead at the WNB Golf Classic but managed only a 1-under 71 on the final day at Midland CC and dropped into a T7. Was T8 the following week at the Soboba Classic, where he was playing in front of family and friends. Grew up in Idlywild, CA, and played high school golf on The CC at Soboba Springs course...Played his rookie season on the 2008 Nationwide Tour, registering his only top-10 finish of the year with a T4 at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, shooting all four rounds in the 60s. Made 11 cuts in 21 starts, including four top-15 finishes to end the season No. 82 on the money list. Had never played in a PGA TOUR or Nationwide Tour event before 2008. Played on the Canadian Tour from 2006-07. Most recently made the cut in 10 of 13 starts in 2007, with three top-10 finishes. Made seven of eight cuts during his rookie season in 2006, with three top-10 finishes. Runner-up finish at the 2006 Telus Edmonton Open, falling in a playoff to Stephen Gangluff. Also finished second at the 2005 California State Open. Winner of four tournaments on the 2005 Golden State Tour.

Personal

Got his start in golf from his big brother. Uncle, Anthony Geary, plays Luke on "General Hospital." Grew up in a small town (Hemet, CA) that didn't have a golf course or a driving range. Biggest thrill outside of golf was getting married...Favorite course he's played is Turnberry and hopes to play Augusta National...First car was a Mercury Cougar and now drives a BMW 325i...Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Kings...Enjoys watching "Seinfeld," and favorite book is Dark Passage...Other favorites include sour candy, watching Alexander Ovechkin play hockey and visiting Amsterdam...Favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. Lists Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and his brother, Sean, to round out his dream foursome. Charity work involves Grandfathers for Golf.