Andrew Putnam
29-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Putnam's rookie season and his second season on the PGA Tour could not have been more different. Putnam's rookie season was a disaster. He missed more cuts than he made and earned only two top-25 all season. In total, he had less than $300k to show by the end of the season. His second season started like his first ended, with missed cuts and zero top-25s through his first five starts. He posted his first career top-25 at the Career Builder Challenge in January, but he didn't really get rolling until March. A top-5 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship was the springboard for a nice run that would see him produce at a high- evel through the end of the season. The pinnacle was a win at the Barracuda Championship in August, but he also posted a runner-up at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Good things appear to be in-store for Putnam, but there's not enough of a track record to spend this type of money on him in a salary cap format. In draft leagues he'll have plenty of value though and he'll likely fall further than he should because he's not well known right now. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up at Sony Open
January 13, 2019
Putnam was unable to to keep pace with Matt Kuchar down the stretch, but did wrap up a solo second place finish behind a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Sony Open.
Putnam piled up 14 birdies to just one bogey over the first two rounds, which put him in position to contend for his second PGA Tour win after getting the job done at the Barracuda Championship last August. Kuchar started slow with bogeys on three of his first five holes on Sunday, which gave the lead the Putnam. That wouldn't last long, however, as Kuchar started to play some clinical golf and tie Putnam heading to 14, which is where things turned. Putnam was unable to get up and down for par from a bunker, which gave Kuchar the lead who then added birdies on three of the final four holes. Putnam was only able to par the last four, but it was enough for a solo second, moving him into the top-10 in the FedExCup standings. The 29-year-old is a player on the rise and should be a quality option at the Desert Classic next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Putnam earns back his PGA Tour card after originally losing it due to a poor 2015 campaign in which he missed 13 of 23 cuts, falling to 182nd in the FedExCup standings. The 28-year-old's 2017 campaign included a win at the Panama Claro Championship in February, and he finished the season having missed just three cuts in 20 events. Putnam statistically doesn't stand out among his peers, but was able to finish eighth on the regular season money list thanks to his ranking of 11th in terms of scoring average.
Putnam, the brother of current PGA Tour player Michael Putnam (who finished the 2013-2014 season 93rd in FedEx Cup points), used a victory at the WNB Golf Classic and a second at the season-opening Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship Presented by Claro to finish the regular season second in money to clinch his PGA Tour card. He concluded the year with three other top-10s and 13 top-25 finishes in 22 starts. Ninth in putting average and ninth in scoring average on the Tour this past season, having his brother as a resource could help shorten the learning curve and get Putnam contending on the PGA Tour early on in the fall.
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T14 result at TOC
January 7, 2019
Putnam finished in a tie for 14th place after shooting a three-under 70 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
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Will tee it up this week
December 31, 2018
Putnam is in the field for this week's Tournament of Champions.
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Withdraws from Shriners Open
October 30, 2018
Putnam withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Tuesday, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Strong ball striking leads to top-five in China
October 28, 2018
Putnam posted a final round even-par 72 to hang onto a tie for fourth place at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
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T29 at CJ Cup
October 22, 2018
Putnam closed with a solid three-under 69 at the CJ Cup to finish in a tie for 29th place.
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