Steele rallies to win PGA Tour season opener
October 18, 2016, 12:03 am TWN
NAPA, California -- Right when Brendan Steele thought he might have a chance to win at Silverado, all he could think about was how he lost.
A year ago, Steele had a 54-hole lead in the PGA Tour's season opener when he made a sloppy bogey on the 12th hole, shot 40 on the back nine and threw it away. He was two shots behind on Sunday in the Safeway Open with little room for error when he three-putted No. 12 for bogey and figured he was done.
"I thought that was it for me," Steele said. "I thought I would have to do something special. Last year, I tried not to make mistakes."
This time, he made birdies and kept steady to take the trophy.