Early yesterday evening, Jack Clark submitted this report on Saturday's results.
Brendan Steele faced a real challenge today, Saturday. He had to make up six strokes on the field in order to make the projected cut. He made up four of them, including birdying three of his final four holes. He posted 67-71-74-68 — 280 to miss the cut by only two.
When asked by the Town Crier if he felt this experience at the Bob Hope Classic better prepared him for next week’s PGA tournament at Torrey Pines, he responded, “Yes. Yes, I do. I feel I played pretty bad last week [in Hawaii], but I feel I played pretty good this week—I just made too many mistakes.
“I made enough good shots, and had enough good holes to do well. But I had too many bad shots and bad holes. I need to eliminate the bogies, then I’ll be alright.”
Next week, Steele will again pursue his first PGA Tour cut, playing in the $5.8 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.