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Michael Putnam spun a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to end his week at 13-under 274.
Barring some hot play over the next few hours, Putnam looks like he will safely claim his second top-25 finish of the season. The irons were the key to his week, as his 60 GIR were second in the tournament at the time of his posting. His final round included six birdies and three bogeys, with the longest circle occurring from 12'4" on the par-3 17th hole. Feb 15 - 4:23 PM

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Michael Putnam turned in a 7-under-par 29-35=64 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course for his second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

While he missed only one green in regulation, Putnam didn't walk off without a square on his card, that a 4 at the par-3 14th hole. But he picked off eight birdies elsewhere and posted 10-under 133, two swings off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. He'll wrap up his rotation at Spyglass Hill on Saturday.
Feb 13 - 4:55 PM

Michael Putnam carded an even-par 35-37=72 during his Humana Challenge finale, closing out at 18-under 271.

The overnight co-leader couldn't build any momentum today and got lapped by the field as the course conditions were ripe for scoring. He walked off the 18th green with -1.046 strokes gained:tee-to-green and lost another 1.773 strokes on the green. Putnam can use this experience as fuel for the next time he find himself in the lead after 54 holes. This top 15 is his low finish of the season, besting his T26 which came at the CIMB Classic.
Jan 25 - 7:41 PM

Michael Putnam bends but doesn't break with a 3-under-par 35-34=69 at La Quinta Country Club to grab a share of the 54-hole clubhouse lead at 17-under 199.

Putnam found just 12 greens in regulation on the day but minimized the damage to just one bogey. Three of his last four Humana rounds have now been signed for 67 or better. Given the logjam at the top, Putnam will need another sub-68 if he wants to contend for his first PGA TOUR title.
Jan 24 - 6:55 PM

Overnight leader Michael Putnam padded his opening 63 at the Humana Challenge with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round at PGA West's Palmer Private, but he forfeited the top spot on the leaderboard to Matt Kuchar.

Sometimes the other guy is just a little quicker in a shootout. Putnam went 5-for-15 in birdie tries today. That set included birdies on all four par 5s, and all of his conversions were inside nine feet. At 14-under 130, he's one back of Kuchar. Putnam will play the third round at La Quinta Country Club.
Jan 23 - 5:06 PM

Michael Putnam blistered Nicklaus Private at PGA West for 10 birdies en route to a 9-under-par 34-29=63 in his opening round of the Humana Challenge, finishing with outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Putnam had our attention at this time last week when he opened the Sony Open in Hawaii with a 66. He failed to break par in the last three rounds and placed T60. Today's red number is his sixth in as many starts this season, but he's yet to snipe a top 25. Putnam hit 13 greens in regulation today, so he maximized on his opportunities. His set of birdies featured six in a row beginning at the par-4 12th hole. The 63 matches his career low on the PGA TOUR. He'll try to clear the hurdle of La Quinta Country Club in Friday's second round.
Jan 22 - 5:43 PM

Michael Putnam submitted a 4-under-par 32-34=66 for his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, coming to rest four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

This is the fifth time in as many starts this season that Putnam has opened with a red number. However, he cashed just twice in the first four and didn't parlayed the strong starts into a top 25 in the other two. Today's walk around Waialae included six birdies, including a six-yarder from just off the putting surface at No. 3. He also got conventional looks to fall in from 22'9" and 17 feet at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively. Putnam went 4-for-6 in scrambling with two bogeys, both on par 4s.
Jan 15 - 5:50 PM

Michael Putnam secured two of his four cuts to begin the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

His best finish was a T26 at the CIMB Classic, which was a no-cut event. The other payday came in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, where he shared 51st. He broke 70 in just three of of his 12 rounds and ranks 112th in the FedExCup standings. In the sibling rivalry between Michael and his younger brother, Andrew, the elder is chasing the younger in the FEC standings. Andrew is currently 68th.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:59:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 05:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:40:00 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).
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 04:20:00 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.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:28:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 08:54:00 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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:08:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 08:40:00 PM