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Peter Malnati

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 159

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Peter Malnati coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, tossing his name into contention early in the week.
Malnati made this round look easy, splitting nine (of 14) fairways en route to 16 greens. Usually his strongest skill, the putter wasn't sparkling today as he missed three birdie chances from the 8-to-12 foot range, converting just once from outside nine feet. Instead he used his irons to score, including a 159-yard tee shot at the par-3 14th that he stuck to five inches for a tap-in birdie. The University of Missouri product is making his third appearance at this event, still searching for his first top 50 (T56, MC). Nov 2 - 3:46 PM

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Past champion Peter Malnati channeled his course history en route to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

A winner of this event just two years ago, Malnati has plenty of good vibes around the Country Club of Jackson. Known to be one of the best putters on TOUR, that amplifies even louder when he heads back to bermudagrass putting surfaces. Today was no exception as he drained four putts from outside nine feet, including a 28'7" birdie bomb at the par-4 17th. That was good for 2.678 strokes gained putting at the time he walked into the scorer's tent. The Tennessee resident always lean heavily on his flat stick, but a venue like CC of Jackson allows him to reach the greens at a reasonable rate. That will continue to make Malnati a hot commodity here in Mississippi.
Oct 26 - 6:15 PM

Peter Malnati put his foot on the gas in round one of the RBC Canadian Open, blitzing Glen Abbey Golf Club with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66, just one shy of the early pacesetters at the top.

Malnati is known for one of the smoother putting strokes on TOUR. That reputation held true today as he gained 2.848 strokes putting on the day. It wasn't a matter of draining putts from all over the ballpark, instead his longest putt was just 16'10", which was also his only conversion from outside 10 feet. However, he needed just 21 swipes to make his way around Glen Abbey GC. On top of the stellar putting he also saved par from 23'8" (from the rough) to maintain a clean card. Malnati entered the week ranked 168th in the FedExCup race, so a good week would go a long way for his hopes to crack the FEC Playoffs.
Jul 27 - 8:44 PM

Peter Malnati is off to the races at the FedEx St. Jude Classic following a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in round one, throwing his name into the mix early on.

The Tennessee resident is enjoying a return to his home state, trading five bogeys with just one blemish today, a double-bogey 6 at the par-4 10th. That big number was actually what got his day started so he played bogey-free 5-under golf after the opening disaster. It was all about keeping it in play today as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways today. Making his third start at this event, Malnati already owns a T19 and MC on his St. Jude Classic resume.
Jun 8 - 1:42 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 427 Peter Malnati pieced together a 2-under-par 36-32=68 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 5-under 135, up one place to T6 with play still in progress.

The Missouri alum raced out to a 4-under start, circling a hat-trick on holes 11-13 and birdie-4 at 16. He battled the rest of the way, squaring bogey-5s at 18, 3 and 4 versus a final birdie at the par-5 seventh. The 29-year-old, who's going to play the weekend for the first time at TPC Four Seasons, conjured five (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 0.242 SG: Tee-to-Green. He took 28 total whacks with the flat stick en route to 1.583 putts per GIR and 1.352 SG: Putting.
May 19 - 2:01 PM

Peter Malnati breezed through TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas with a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Malnati went off in the afternoon and had to battle with gusty conditions throughout the round. His ball-striking reflects the tough conditions (8 FWs, 11 GIR) but he made up for that with his putting. The University of Missouri product sank five putts from outisde eight feet, including a pair of birdie splashes from the 21-to-24 foot range. Malnati left the course with +3.246 strokes gained putting next to his name. Playing his fifth round at TPC Four Seasons, this is his new personal best, beating the 1-under 69 he fired in R2 last year. On the flip side, three of his five rounds have been recorded at 73 or worse.
May 18 - 7:19 PM

Peter Malnati ranks 147th in the FedExCup race ahead of his appointment at this week's Honda Classic.

The University of Missouri product is 6-for-11 to open the season but just two of those have landed inside the top 50. Now he'll head into the Honda Classic to face the Champion Course at PGA National. In his debut last year he posted rounds of 3-over 73 and 7-over 77 to finish +10 on the week, good for a share of 121st place. The lone bright spot that week was his play around-the-green, gaining 0.80 strokes per round, in the sub-category. Perhaps he'll feel more comfortable his second time around, but gamers don't need to take that risk.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 22 - 2:06 PM

Peter Malnati secured his first and still only PGA TOUR title at last year's Sanderson Farms Championship, returning this week for a chance to defend his crown.

Malnati did not lap the field in his victory, but he applied persistent pressure with the flat stick to cross the finish line with a one stroke lead over William McGirt and David Toms. The Missouri Tiger splashed home at least 110 feet of putts in all four rounds, totaling 495'7" of putts made on the week. That included five putts rolled in from outside 25 feet, the longest from 52'10", good enough to gain 11.77 strokes putting on the week. It's extremely rare for a golfer to win a PGA TOUR event gaining just 0.26 strokes tee-to-green, so Malnati will need to pick up the slack this week, unless he wants to rely on another career week, putting wise.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 08:54:00 AM

Peter Malnati coasted to a bogey-free, 5-under-par effort in the opening round of the Safeway Open, pacing him five strokes off the leader Scott Piercy.

The 29-year-old striped nine (of 14) fairways on a tight setup where the field averaged just seven fairways hit. From there he only hit 13 greens but rolled in his fair share of putts to keep the ball rolling. The first big splash was a 24'11" birdie bomb at the par-4 third but the longest was a 29'3" dagger at the par-5 18th to walk off in style. Malnati missed 21 cuts last year but still finished 104th in the FedExCup standings, thanks to his November victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship. If he keeps up the good play this week, he may start earning the reputation of being a great fall golfer.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Peter Malnati backed up with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the Wyndham Championship to post 6-under 134, down five spots to T8 with play still in progress.

The 29-year-old was two off the pace with an opening 65 and circled five birdies in R2, but also squared four bogeys. Digging deeper, it will go down as a bit of a rally, as he was 2-over on his lap thru 12 holes but carded three birdies over his final six holes to get back into red figures. The University of Missouri alum digressed to nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, posting a 0.964 SG: Off-the-Tee but -2.021 in SG: Approach-the-Green. He circled conventional birdies on holes 6 (from 23'8"), 13, 16 and 17 (25'1"), adding a 24-footer from the fringe on the par-4 ninth. Two of Malnati's four squares were 3-putts, from 47'2" at the par-3 seventh and from 50'1" at the par-3 12th.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Peter Malnati rocketed up the leaderboard with a 5-under-par 34-31=65 during the opening round of the Wyndham Championship, placing him at T4 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress.

Playing just four and a half hours from home, the Knoxville, Tennessee, resident kicked off his week with a flawless 14-for-14 fairways hit. He parlayed that into 15 greens and rolled in his fair share of putts, gaining 2.176 strokes putting on the round. Most notable was a 20'3" birdie splash at the par-4 10th. Malnati arrived with missed cuts in 11 of his last 12 starts, but he's off and running this week.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 06:13:00 PM

PGA TOUR winner Peter Malnati hit a wall in the final round of the John Deere Classic, but still crafted a 5-under-par 30-36=66 to wrap his second appearance (MC/2014) on 10-under 274, up 33 spots on the live leaderboard to T25.

The second-year man had it to 9-under thru 16 holes and would need eagle on the par-5 17th and birdie at the par-4 18th for 59. He ended with triple bogey-8 and bogey-5 instead. Earlier, the 29-year-old, winner of his maiden TOUR title at the Sanderson Farms back in November, connected five straight birdies on Nos. 2-6 and added further birdies on 12, and a turkey on 14-16. The University of Missouri alum will leave happy either way, ending a streak of 11 consecutive missed cuts on TOUR. His 65 is a season best in 77 rounds, and matches a career best he's shot two prior times, most recently at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic/R1.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Peter Malnati finds himself amidst a slump ahead of his appearance at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Malnati enters the week on the heels of eight straight missed cuts, and 15 missed cuts over his last 16. Despite the mid-season struggles, he still ranks 88th in the FedExCup standings thanks to a win in the fall (Sanderson Farms) and three more top 15s early in the season. The 29-year-old is making his first trip back to this event since a missed cut in 2014, which is his only start at the RBC. Given his recent form, he's a long shot to put his name into the mix, but gamers should watch closely over the next month to see how his form shakes out ahead of his debut in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Peter Malnati settled for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 during the second round of the Valero Texas Open, still maintaining good position on the leaderboard at 6-under 138.

Malnati got off to a quick start on Thurdsay with his bogey-free opener. He couldn't maintain the pace as he squared three today, landing two fewer greens and failing to hole out for eagle this time around. The second round also included a 17'11" par-saver at the par-4 ninth, so he's really happy just to escape with a red number. Despite the four-stroke decline from round one and two, Malnati is just four strokes off the leader Brendan Steele as we head into the weekend. He entered the week on the heels of seven straight missed cuts, posting a score of 29-over-par in that 14 round stretch, so he's already exceeded expectations.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 08:47:00 PM

Peter Malnati torched TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 35-32=67 during the first round of the Valero Texas Open.

Malnati opened on the back nine and took four holes to get his round really started. His first circle was on the par-5 14th hole and he added a second birdie at the par-4 15th hole, this time from 22'9". Two holes later Malnati slam dunked a wedge from 94 yards, taking the unconventional route toward an eagle at the par-4 17th. He splashed home one more long putt coming in, but the rest was steady golf, avoiding bogeys entirely on the round. Malnati missed the cut in his 2014 Valero debut but he's on his way to a much better week this time around.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:21:00 PM