Brendan Steele rallied in windy conditions to successfully defend his title at the Safeway Open in California on Sunday and become the tournament's first repeat victor.
John Daly, the two-time major victor who in May won his first PGA Tour Champions title and is playing via a sponsor exemption, birdied the 18th for a second-round 69 to make the 1-under cut at 143.
However, his surprising display at the par-5 16th at the Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course, provided a hilarious moment for those watching. And then I had a good putting day as well, so you put that together and its going to be pretty good. He won by two over Tony Finau, who had a 69 and was at 13-under 275.
Steele had six birdies and a bogey in a 67.
Bud Cauley, winless in five tour seasons, shot 66 to join defending champion Brendan Steele (72) at 12 under.
"I'm not hitting it perfectly straight right now but (still) finding a way to get the job done right now", he said.
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"I'm getting pretty spoiled winning the first event of the year twice", said Steele, the 34-year-old from the Southern California mountain town of Idyllwild.
However, Duncan endured a mixed time on Saturday with five birdies and four bogeys in his 71 which kept him ahead of Chesson Hadley, who could only follow up his course record 61 in the second round with a 70. After all that, it was no surprise when the tour said Wednesday that Thomas had been voted the PGA Tour player of the year.
Brendan Steele is the Safeway Open champion! "But on the back nine, I played some good solid golf and made a late move". Tyler Duncan, who led the event after the third round, finished tied for fifth with Graham DeLaet at 11-under par.
Hadley lost his PGA Tour card at the end of the 2016 season and dropped back to the Web.com Tour. He had an eagle, 10 birdies and a bogey. Thomas made the choice easy when he closed with a 66 at East Lake to finish one shot behind in the Tour Championship, which allowed him to win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus.
Sangmoon Bae carded a one-over 73 on his return to the PGA Tour after serving military service in his native South Korea, dropping four shots in a row but scoring birdies on the 12th and 18th.