Brendan Steele shot a 7-under par on Sunday, highlighted by birdies on the final three holes, to win the 2016 Safeway Open. The 33 year-old Steele finished at 18-under par, and beat out 54-hole leader Patton Kizzire by a single stroke.
Kizzire was unable to get anything going over the final 9 holes, playing to even-par despite two par 5s.
Paul Casey, Scott Piercy, Michael Kim and Johnson Wagner all finished at 16-under and tied for third.
This is the second PGA Tour title for Steele, who finished 63rd in the FedEx Cup standings. For the win, Steele pockets $1,080,000 and secures 500 FedEx points.
1 Brendan Steele -18 ($1,080,000)
2 Patton Kizzire -17 ($648,000)
T3 Paul Casey, Michael Kim, Scott Piercy, Johnson Wagner -16 ($288,000)
T7 Kevin Na -15 ($201,000)
T8 Chris Kirck, Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Cody Gribble, Martin Laird -14 ($162,000)
“This one’s awesome, home state, start the year out and now I’m going back to the Masters, that’s all amazing, and this is a little bit of redemption for last year. It’s nice to close it off this way.”
–Brendan Steele, Winner