Brendan Steele Captures Nationwide Tour Championship Title on Ralston Creek Course
Spectacular weather and suspenseful competition were the highlights of this year’s Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island October 28-31, where Brendan Steele of California captured his first career win with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole to end the tournament. Following play, Steele, who finished sixth on the season’s money list, joined the rest of the top 25 money winners from the season in a ceremony at the Daniel Island clubhouse, where they received their coveted PGA TOUR cards for 2011.
Televised live on The Golf Channel, the tournament is the season-ending event for the PGA TOUR’S Nationwide Tour. Rees Jones’ championship Ralston Creek layout received rave reviews from players and PGA officials, who marveled at the condition and speed of the greens. Meanwhile, club members and fans enjoyed watching the competition unfold against a stunning backdrop of golden marsh, sweetgrass in bloom and the tidal waters of Ralston Creek.
Beyond golf, the festive 19th Hole behind the clubhouse was a popular gathering spot after play each day, with live music, cocktails and even Halloween activities for the younger fans.
Did you miss the excitement this year? Be sure to tune in next October, when the Nationwide Tour Championship returns to Daniel Island.