By the numbers: Key stats from Steele's Safeway win


Brendan Steele fired a final-round 65 to win the 2016-17 PGA Tour season opener in Napa, Calif. Here are the key stats provided by the Golf Channel research department.

Brendan Steele

• Second career PGA Tour win (2011 Valero Texas Open)

• Earns invitation to 2017 Masters (one previous appearance, 2012)

• Birdied last three holes to finish at 18 under

• Held one-shot lead through 54 holes here last year (finished T-17)

• Shot 76 in final round last year (11-shot improvement Sunday)

• 15-for-17 on putts inside 15 feet in final round

• Sixth straight year this tournament won by player with one or zero previous wins

• Had only one top-10 in previous 22 PGA Tour starts

• Made one bogey over last 32 holes this week (13 under in span)

• Fifth time in last six years winner of this event trailed after 54 holes

Patton Kizzire

• Second career runner-up finish of PGA Tour career (Shriners last year)

• First start of last season was also a runner-up (Shriners)

• Did not make birdie over last seven holes of tournament

• Led field in strokes-gained putting this week

Paul Casey

• 16 under; 58 under over last four PGA Tour starts

• Fourth consecutive top-4 finish on PGA Tour

• Combined 12 under on back nine this week (bogey-free)

• Second in field this week in proximity to the hole

• Only career PGA Tour win came at 2009 Shell Houston Open

Kevin Na

• 15 under; lost to Emiliano Grillo in a playoff last year

• Combined 44 under in this tournament over last three years

• Combined 30 under on this course over last two years

• 45 under last three October PGA Tour starts (15 under in each)

Phil Mickelson

• Bogey-free 67; one bogey/worse over last 30 holes played

• 72nd worldwide start since last win (2013 Open)

• 69th PGA Tour start since last win (longest career drought)

• 13th top-10 finish worldwide since last victory