After 12 starts on the PGA Tour, rookie Brendan Steele is having a Monday like never before. Today is the first Monday Brendan has as a winner on the PGA Tour.
Valero Texas Open
The Valero Texas Open was a tough tournament to compete in, as the Texas winds where a solid 25mph for much of the time. This week's tournament proved to be a great opportunity to showcase new talent, as many of the big name players were taking the week off following last week's Masters Tournament.
The field stayed bunched together and at one point I seem to remember a crazy number of players (I think seven) tied for the lead.
Late Sunday there was a three way tie for the lead amongst three young and new players, until a winner finally emerged.
A different Monday
Today is the first Monday Brendan Steele has to consider the huge check for over a million bucks he'll receive for winning the Valero Texas Open. The first Monday he can contemplate the fact that he's locked down his tour card for 2012, a feat many rookies fail to accomplish.
More spoils for the win include an invite to the winners only tournament in Hawaii the first week of the season in 2012, the Hyundai Championship.
Last but not least, Steele will get that wonderful letter everyone hopes to find in their mailbox someday, an invitation to play in the Masters.
Frogger Golf congratulates first time winner Brendan Steele on a fantastic performance and great clutch par putt on the final hole to seal the deal.