From our golf correspondent Jack Clark
Brendan Steele had a rough time of it Friday. A triple-bogey on hole no. 13 of the Palmer Private course—his fourth hole of the day—seemed to set the tone for a two-over-par round that will make it difficult for him to break-through and make his first cut on the PGA tour.
That hole actually began with a drive that was very good—but “too good,” i.e., hit too far into a slight dog leg right, ending up in the left rough partly stymied by a tree. From there his ball found a bunker and a television tower, eventually resulting in a three-putt green.
Realistically, Steele proabably needs at least a four or five under par round tomorrow, Saturday, in order net his first cut on the PGA tour.
After 54 holes, Steele is tied with seven others for 91th place, with only 18 holes remaining before the cut. Tomorrow, Saturday, Steele tees off at 10:45 a.m. on hole no. 1 at the Nicklaus Private course at PGA West in La Quinta for the fourth day of this five-day tournament.