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Peter Malnati |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 159
College: University of Missouri

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Peter Malnati crafted a final-round 4-under-par 35-32=67 to wrap his second appearance in Playa del Carmen at 11-under 273. UPDATE: With the Monday finish now completed, Malnati's total bumped to a seven-way T10.
Russell Knox won the WGC-HSBC last week in China and admirably made the trek to México. Malnati came from behind to win the opposite-field Sanderson Farms Championship last week as well, but had a bit shorter commute. Both were first-time TOUR winners and Knox, so far, is fairing better (co-leader on the course), but Malnati has held his own. The 28-year-old circled six on the card in the finale against two bogeys to currently sit T15 on the board. No rest for the weary, as he's in the published field at this week's RSM Classic in Georgia. He'll get a head start, as perhaps as much as a third of the OHL field is heading to a Monday finish. Nov 15 - 5:29 PM

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In his tournament debut and 22nd career start, Peter Malnati spun a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to post 18-under 270, good for a one-shot win over William McGirt and David Toms.

After opening 69-66-68, Malnati began his final frame in a five-way tie for third (13-under) and one adrift. With no re-pairing for the fourth round, the two-time Tour grad slotted three groups ahead of the last threesome and one behind the group that included 54-hole co-leaders Patton Kizzire and Toms. On his round, Malnati landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, ending 46th in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green. However, he was first in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 11.844 mark, including 3.288 in the final round. The 28-year-old erased two bogeys in the finale with seven circles -- five from outside 10 feet -- and totaled 24 birdies on the week, first in the field in that category. His triumph makes him the fifth first-time winner in as many events to open the 2015-16 season and gains him exemptions into THE PLAYERS and the PGA Championship. Malnati's previous best was solo 15th at the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Nov 9 - 4:04 PM

The second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship restarted on schedule at 7:00 a.m. CT.

Tournament officials snuck in only 39 minutes of action on Saturday, but the front that yielded the tremendous rainfall has moved east, so expect wall-to-wall golf today. Peter Malnati had two holes to play to get to the midpoint. He returned to the Country Club of Jackson this morning and penciled in two pars to post 6-under 33-33=66 in his second round. It included eight birdies, four of which from outside 12 feet. The gem stretched 52'10" at the par-4 16th hole. At 9-under 135, the 28-year-old is six strokes adrift of Roberto Castro's 36-hole clubhouse lead. The objective remains to complete 72 holes in Mississippi. That will require a Monday finish, but the weather should facilitate it.
Nov 8 - 8:33 AM

Peter Malnati has set his 2015-16 PGA TOUR goals ahead of this week's Open.

Followers of Malnati will already know this as he alerted his readers, but he's laid out and shared a trio of goals for the season. He'd like the qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs, win an event on the PGA TOUR, and qualify for the TOUR Championship. Lofty goals for someone yielding a 5-for-19 career record, but it all starts this week at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course.
Oct 12 - 9:28 PM

Peter Malnati has qualified on merit for this week's Barbasol Championship.

Not too shabby given he doesn't have PGA TOUR status after finishing 178th in the FedExCup as a rookie last season. However, after all of the Past Champions and Veterans Members are invited to plug a hole, those who placed 151st-200th in FedExCup points from the previous season fall in line. As a result, Malnati was no higher than 22nd alternate when this week's field was established, yet he might be licking his chops given his form. The 28-year-old is second in earnings on the Tour and headed back to the big leagues, anyway. He's coming off a T7 in Boise where he spun a 62 in the second round.
Jul 13 - 11:13 PM

Peter Malnati increased his lead at the Rust-Oleum Championship to two strokes with a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round.

Malnati's first 54 holes at Lakewood Country Club add up to a 15-under 198. Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment of his first three rounds has been his ability to limit the blemishes to a single bogey, to go with 16 birdies. For the tournament, he's a perfect two-for-two out of the sand and ranks inside the top six in GIR and putting average. He will try and slam the door on his second Tour win of the season in Sunday's finale.
Jun 13 - 8:45 PM

Peter Malnati carded a 4-under-par 36-31=67 in the second round of the Rust-Oleum Championship and emerged with a one-stroke lead at 11-under 131.

Malnati finished his second lap around Lakewood Country Club on Saturday morning, after storms on Friday afternoon delayed the conclusion. The round featured five birdies to just one bogey, his only blemish of the week, as he landed 15 GIR. Already a winner in 2015 and sitting in second place on the Tour money list, he would improve to first with a win this week. It would take three wins during the Tour season for him to advance to the PGA TOUR before the start of the 2015-16 season.
Jun 13 - 12:15 PM

Overnight co-leader Peter Malnati chased his opening 65 at the Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship with a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in today's second round to post 11-under 133, good for a share of the 36-hole lead.

Once again, Malnati pounced on holes 1-13 at El Bosque Golf Club today. After going bogey-free 8-under on them on Thursday, he scored bogey-free 4-under today, albeit playing them in succession. (He opened the tournament on the par-5 10th.) He traded two birdies with two bogeys coming in before landing beside Casey Wittenberg at the conclusion of the day yet again. Malnati co-leads the field with 15 birdies, six of which he's converted on the set of four par 5s.
Apr 17 - 9:11 PM

Peter Malnati rode nine birdies to a 7-under-par 35-30=65 in today's opening round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship, good for a share of the overnight lead.

Malnati is on a mission to get back to the PGA TOUR after a dreadful rookie season in 2013-14. He's already a winner on the Tour this season and leads the circuit in earnings. Today at El Bosque Golf Club, he squared only two bogeys and picked off six of his par breakers on his inward side, holes 1-9 on the course. Should he parlay this strong start into another win, the 27-year-old would need one more for an automatic promotion. That's a long way off, but he demands your attention both in the short- and long-term.
Apr 16 - 10:09 PM

Peter Malnati fired a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Brasil Champions to earn the second Tour win of his career at 22-under 262.

Malnati finished four shots ahead of a seven-way tie for second place. His round featured nine birdies and four bogeys at Sao Paulo Golf Club. He was streaky to say the least, circling four consecutive birdies beginning with the third hole and ending his round with birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. With this victory, he moves to second on the Tour money list and has virtually assured himself of a 2015-16 PGA TOUR card. He was a rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14.
Mar 15 - 2:15 PM

Peter Malnati returned Saturday morning to polish off a bogey-free 9-under-par 29-33-62 in the second round of the Brasil Champions to take the 36-hole lead at 14-under 128.

His round featured nine birdies and nine pars, with a streak of four birdies in succession beginning on the second hole highlighting his efforts at Sao Paulo Golf Club. He ended his round with back-to-back birdies. Malnati was a rookie on the PGA TOUR last season, but made just five of 18 cuts and did not retain his card. He's made two of his three Tour cuts this season, with a T40 at the Panama Claro Championship the best. His lone Tour win came at the 2013 News Sentinel Open.
Mar 14 - 10:08 AM

Peter Malnati is set to make his debut at Sedgefield Country Club this week in the Wyndham Championship.

Malnati enters the week with missed cuts in nine of his last 10 events. The rookie has cuts made in just four events during in inaugural campaign. Sitting with 166 FedExCup points, ranked 178th in the standings, Malnati is an extreme longshot to make the Playoffs, and can generally be avoided by all gamers this week.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Peter Malnati turns his attention to TPC Deere Run this week as his makes his John Deere Classic debut.

The PGA TOUR rookie has been hit or miss this year, with 10 missed cuts in 14 events, but three of his cuts made have turned into top 20s. Malnati currently ranks 68th in birdie or better conversion percentage as he breaks par 29.78% of the time he hits a green in regulation. With large greens and a weak field this week, look for this skill to be very useful. Consider Malnati an off the radar sleeper that should only be used in the deepest of formats.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Peter Malnati settled for an even-par 33-37=70 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to remain at 7-under 203.

The rookie started hot, with a pair of birdies including a 46'10" chip-in on the par-3 eight, but struggled on the back nine. For the second consecutive round, he posted a 2-over 37 without a birdie on TPC Southwind's back nine. His goal for the afternoon should be to score his best PGA TOUR finish, with a T14 in Puerto Rico the mark.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Peter Malnati answered his opening 65 of the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 2-under-par 31-37=68 in his second round.

The rookie opened birdie-birdie-birdie, so it's a mild upset that he didn't score better overall. In fact, he circled the last of his five birdies when an attempt from 16 feet disappeared at the par-3 eighth hole. That complemented a conversion from 22'2" at 2 and a par save from 12'3" at No. 4. Malnati played the last 10 in 2-over with two bogeys that trailed a bogey-5 at the fifth. But he's in terrific position entering the third round. At 7-under 133, he's just five strokes off Ben Crane's 36-hole lead.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 03:21:00 PM