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Peter Malnati

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/13/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 159

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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. Apr 22 - 8:47 PM

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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.
Apr 21 - 5:21 PM

Peter Malnati takes his first crack at Harbour Town Golf Links at this week's RBC Heritage.

The second-year man won the weather-plagued (Monday-finish) opposite-field Sanderson Farms back in November in his 22nd career start. He made 495'7" of putts that week and gained 11.851 strokes on the greens. He chased with a T10 at the OHL and returned from the seven-week holiday break to post an impressive T6 at the Hyundai TOC. It's been all downhill for the 28-year-old since, missing eight cuts, including his last six, and cashing a T66 at Pebble Beach and a T79/MDF at Sony. Malnati ranks 28th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting and 62nd in scrambling, but 175th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
Apr 13 - 7:32 PM

Peter Malnati makes his way to Riviera Country Club this week for his debut at the Northern Trust Open.

The 2015-16 Sanderson Farms champion arrives with a 18 next to his name in the FedExCup standings department. It's a remarkable improvement for a golfer who missed 13 (of 18) cuts in his first go-round on the PGA TOUR just two seasons ago. Most notable is his putting performance. Entering the NTO, he currently ranks seventh on TOUR in strokes gained: putting. There is a little more variance in putting, week-to-week, which explains the ups and downs you'll see from Malnati, but his good weeks will be very good. Gamers should take note and use him in deep leagues where the possibility of a top-10 finish would outweigh the risk of a missed cut.
Feb 16 - 11:31 PM

Peter Malnati polished off his Hyundai Tournament of Champions debut with a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-36=69 to post 17-under 275, currently in a three-way tie for sixth place.

After opening in 71-66-69, Malnati began Sunday's play on 13-under (T10). His blemish-free loop was his second of the week (R2), and although his four birdies today was his lowest total in his four rounds, the 28-year-old will certainly be happy with his showing. In the finale, he landed just eight (of 15) fairways but found 15 greens in regulation. He ends the week with 23 birdies (four today) and six bogeys and ranks T2 in the field at last check in putts per GIR with a stellar 1.667 mark. Malnati heads to the Sony Open for his second visit after a T38 in the 2014 edition.
Jan 10 - 9:38 PM

Peter Malnati hung a bogey-free 7-under-par 33-33=66 on The Plantation Course in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead and low round of the day thus far.

Malnati chased his opening 2-under 71 with today's blemish-free loop and a two-day total of 9-under 137. His lead is not going to hold at day's end, but the 28-year-old made himself known, moving 12 places on the live leaderboard to T7. The Missouri Tiger landed just nine (of 15) fairways, but peppered 16 greens in regulation. He circled seven on the card, including two from between 11 and 13 feet, and his 12 birdies currently ranks T1 in the field of 32. Malnati's potential eighth birdie of the round from 24'6" at the par-5 18th stopped right on the front lip of the cup.
Jan 8 - 8:25 PM

Peter Malnati's victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship is still fresh and he'll reap the rewards at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Malnati entered 2015-16 with high hopes but low expectations from gamers. He changed the mind of many when he hoisted the trophy in his third start of the new season. The University of Missouri product followed it up a T10 the following week at the OHL Classic. Gamers should keep close tabs on Malnati in weak-field events but this week doesn't fit that qualification.
Jan 5 - 7:33 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:29:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 04:04:00 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.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:33:00 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.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:28:00 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.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 11:13:00 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.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 08:45:00 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.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 12:15:00 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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 09:11:00 PM