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Michael Putnam could only muster a 6-over-par 36-41-77 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Putnam found just one birdie on his third lap around El Camaleón GC, with two bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey marring his scorecard. The 36-hole leader clearly wasn't comfortable with his position in the tournament. He found just six of 14 fairways and 12 GIR, while putting to a 1.917 average. He enters the final round at 6-under 207 and nine strokes off the lead. Nov 15 - 5:17 PM

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Michael Putnam blitzed El Camaleón Golf Club for seven birdies in his second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba en route to a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-33=64.

Tacked onto his opening 66, Putnam is the 36-hole clubhouse leader at 12-under 130. He went out in the second threesome off the first tee today and birdied the par-4 opener. He also walked off with a birdie-3 at 18. Overall, Putnam split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. Aside from an opening bogey at the 10th hole on Thursday, he's been blemish-free.
Nov 14 - 11:40 AM

Michael Putnam smoke-and-mirrored his way to a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, finishing one stroke back of the clubhouse co-leaders.

After rinsing a 7-iron and kicking off his round with a bogey at the par-3 10th hole, Putnam played out the string in bogey-free 6-under with six birdies, including on each of the par 5s. He found the short grass off the tee 10 of 14 times, but stood over only eight opportunities to break par, so he squeezed as much as he could from a shortage of scoring chances. He's in pursuit of his second payday in four starts this season (T26, CIMB).
Nov 13 - 4:20 PM

Michael Putnam sets his eyes on El Camaleón Golf Club for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Putnam is coming off a T26 at the CIMB Classic after opening the season with a pair of missed cuts. He debuted on this course last year with a T36, thanks for four rounds of red numbers. Putnam was a cut-making machine last season with just seven missed cuts in 30 events. That makes him a strong play for gamers looking for a full weekend of stats.
Nov 12 - 7:28 PM

Michael Putnam will compete in his third Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week.

Putnam missed the cut in his previous two starts, with his most recent trip to TPC Summerlin coming just last year. He missed the cut in the season-opening Open by one stroke last week. Given his poor course history and weak form, it might be best to go in another direction from a fantasy standpoint.
Oct 13 - 8:54 PM

Michael Putnam ranks 99th in the FedExCup standings and squeaked his way into the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Putnam missed the cut in his only trip to TPC Boston in 2005, well before the FEC Playoffs were off and running. While he missed the cut at The Barclays last week, he had made his last six cuts leading into that event. Conventional wisdom suggests that he could offer a little value by cashing a check this week, but the deck is stacked against him advancing to the BMW Championship.
Aug 27 - 3:08 PM

Michael Putnam is in great form as he readies for Ridgewood Country Club at The Barclays this week.

Putnam is nine for his last 10, and has been plastering his name all over the top of the leaderboards of late. He enters the week ranked 89th in the FedExCup standings thanks to 22 cuts made but just a pair of top 20s. The lone Playoff appearance for Putnam came in the form of a missed cut at the 2007 Barclays. Gamers should target him if they are looking to ride the hot hand that continues to narrow in on his first PGA TOUR victory.
Aug 20 - 8:40 PM

Michael Putnam snatched 16 points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship, improving his tally for the week to 27.

Putnam is fresh of the best finish of his PGA TOUR career with a T4 in the RBC Canadian Open, so it shouldn't be a shocker that he's carrying the momentum to Montrêux G&CC. He picked up seven birdies and an eagle on his round despite squaring a trio of bogeys. Though three of his birdies fell from outside of 10 feet, the 43'3" effort at the par-4 sixth stands above the others as the highlight. He will try and nab his first PGA TOUR victory on Sunday.
Aug 2 - 5:27 PM

Michael Putnam fashioned a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the RBC Canadian Open finale to finish 11-under 269.

Putnam hung around all day, but really made his push when he birdied three in a row, starting at the par-4 11th hole. The momentum died on the 16th hole, when an errant tee shot forced him to lay up instead of going for the green in regulation. Putnam has been swarming the leaderboards lately, and will earn his best finish this week since his T4 at the 2005 Buick Championship.
Jul 27 - 3:16 PM

Michael Putnam recorded a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach 7-under 203.

Putnam has totaled just 12 birdies after 54 holes but remains inside the top 10 largely due to his bogey avoidance. It was no different today, as he offset two bogeys with three birdies. Putnam rolled in birdies from 17'7" and 12'10" on the fourth and 16th holes, respectively. His putter was otherwise quiet, walking off the 18th green with a -0.337 strokes gained-putting for the round. Putnam will make a push for his first top 10 on the PGA TOUR since the 2005 Buick Championship.
Jul 26 - 5:48 PM

Overnight co-leader Michael Putnam settled for an even-par 34-36=70 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

He hit only 11 greens in regulation and traded three birdies with three bogeys. He birdied both par 5s, including from 10'3" at No. 12, but whiffed on four tries from 10 feet and in. At 6-under 134, Putnam is suddenly four strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 25 - 1:12 PM

Michael Putnam spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64 in his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

Putnam is having another season like his rookie year of 2007, but he's going to retain fully exempt status this time. He's 99th in the FedExCup standings despite no top 10s and only three top 25s. That's what can happen when you cash in 19 starts. Today at Royal Montreal, he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and went 4-for-4 in scrambling en route to six birdies. His longest measured just 12 feet at the par-4 second hole.
Jul 24 - 5:10 PM

Michael Putnam turned in a 2-under-par 35-34=69 for his opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

He parlayed last week's hot start at the Travelers into a season-best T11, so his form traveled south to Maryland today. Putnam split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, pouring in three birdies along the way. He also squared one bogey (at the par-4 fourth), but averted another with a par save from 13'4" at the par-4 17th. It was his longest conversion of the round. He signed his card sitting three strokes off Greg Chalmers' overnight lead.
Jun 26 - 6:22 PM

Michael Putnam settled for a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the Travelers Championship, reaching the 54-hole mark at 11-under 199.

Playing in the last grouping of the day, Putnam showed some early nerves, bogeying two of the first four holes before settling down. He played the final 14 holes in 3-under to stay within two strokes of the 54-hole leader. Putnam fired a final round 7-under 63 in his 2005 TPC River Highlands debut, climbing from 10th place to finish in a share of 4th place. Having that experience of being in contention at this venue should certainly help Putnam as he seeks his first PGA TOUR victory tomorrow.
Jun 21 - 6:09 PM

Michael Putnam set the early tone in the second round of the Travelers Championship with a 7-under-par 31-32=63 to post 10-under 130, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Putnam went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee this morning and simply got after it. He bogeyed the par-4 10th for his only blemish of the round before dropping in eight birdies, the longest of which from just 11'5" at the par-3 fifth hole. The Pepperdine product entered the week 16-for-22 on the season but with no top 20s. This disparity explains why he's 118th in FedExCup points but 145th in earnings. Today's aggregate matches a career low on the PGA TOUR as well. He closed out a career-best T4 at the 2005 Buick Championship with the same.
Jun 20 - 12:01 PM