Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Duncan closer to safeway title

Duncan closer to safeway title

Brendan Steele is getting accustomed to fast starts and he likes it.

- Raleigh native Chesson Hadley fired a final round 73 Sunday to take a tie for third at the Safeway Open, the PGA Tour's season-opening event.

"(There) was a brutal wind today", Steele said, according to AFP. "This place is so great to me". "I feel like I'm getting close to it".

Although that only ranked 26th, he was particularly effective on Sunday, posting a 1.717 strokes-gained mark, including crucial two-putts on 16 and 17 (the former for birdie to bring his cushion to two strokes) before knocking in a three-footer for birdie at the last for the clincher.

Steele began the final round in a tie for third place, trailing 54-hole leader Tyler Duncan by two strokes.

Steele had a big season a year ago. It seems safe to say that familiarity with his clubs is comforting to Steele in the clutch.

"It was really a solid day, very similar to yesterday", Steele said, according to the Register. That was about as hard as it can play out there.

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Duncan, 28 had five birdies and four birdies, as he finished the day on 14-under in the PGA Tour's first event of 2017/18 season at California's Silverado Resort and Spa. That was a strong 3-under 69 on Sunday, but that double bogey may haunt him for a bit.

"I hit a lot of good shots, rolled and a lot of good putts and was able to watch Chesson go insane". "I hit a lot of good shots, rolled and a lot of good putts and was able to watch Chesson go insane". "It was still pretty cool".

After a bogey on the second hole, Mickelson birdied five of his last six holes on the front nine to move to 11 under and within two shots of the lead. But Mickelson, winless since the 2013 British Open, bogeyed the 17th before birdieing the 18th for a 70.

"My main goal past year was to make it to the Tour Championship and unfortunately I came up a little bit short".

"I had a really good ball-striking day".

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tommy Fleetwood broke the course record at Carnoustie by shooting 9-under 63 to tie for the lead with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. Phil Mickelson was tied for seventh at 10-under. Steele went on to birdie the 16th and 18th holes, with the latter sewing up his third PGA Tour victory.

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