Brendon Steele successfully defended his Safeway Open title at Silverado Country Club , Nappa Valley, in California.
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Brendon retained his Safeway Open title with a final round -3 under par 69, for a winning total of -15 under par;
“I think I learned a lot from last year and I’ll try to keep moving forward.”
Tony Finau was second, he also scored a final round -3 under 69, and claimed second with a -13 under par total.
Phil Mickelson, -2 under 70 today, and Chesson Hadley +1 over par 73, shared third place at -12 under par for the tournament.
Phil is feeling fine;
“It’s just easy to see the ball starting on the right line.”
“Iron play is back. Distance control. Putting.”
“The game has just come back. My focus is better. I am staying present, focused and hitting the shots.”
“I had a good time today. It was fun to be in the mix. It was fun to have a chance.”
“It was a very difficult course, this course played totally different with the firm greens, and the wind. Some of the pin placements were difficult to get to.”