Late raid sees Steele snatch Safeway Open

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A year after squandering victory, Brendan Steele gained redemption when he birdied the final three holes to snatch a one-stroke victory at the Safeway Open in northern California on Sunday.

Cycling fan Steele, hardly sighted on the leaderboard all week, timed his finishing sprint perfectly with a seven-under-par 65 at a soggy Silverado Resort in Napa.

He sank a seven-footer at the last to finish at 18-under 270 and claim his second PGA Tour victory, five years after winning the 2011 Texas Open.

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