ANDREW PUTNAM WINS FIRST PGA TOUR EVENT, BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH Z-STAR XV GOLF BALL
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – August 5, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Andrew Putnam wins his first PGA TOUR event at Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. With a near-flawless final-round, 68, Putnam capitalized with his short game to a 4 point victory.
Entering the final-round as the solo leader by 3 points (PGA TOUR’s only modified Stableford scoring event), Putnam the 29-year-old native from Tacoma, Washington, continued to capitalize on his lead with two early birdies in his first four holes.
“I don’t know if you ever expect a win coming off a season on the Web.com Tour,” Putnam said. “You’re just trying to keep your card. But I’ve been playing really good the last couple months and I felt I was one of the favorites coming into this tournament. I felt like if I played my game I had a chance.”
Besides the $612,000 first-place check, Putnam’s first victory on the PGA TOUR earns him a spot in the PGA Championship next week at Bellerive Country Club. Including 300 FedExCup points and a 2-year exemption on the PGA TOUR.
At the Barracuda Championship, Putnam was T1 in birdies (24), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (8.495), first in Strokes Gained: Total (19.003) and first in Scrambling (88.46%).
In Andrew Putnam’s Bag:
- Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
- Cleveland Launcher DST 13° with Miyazaki Black 83x
- Srixon Z 745 irons (3, 5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
- Cleveland RTX-3 wedges (46°, 50°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
- Srixon staff bag, hat, glove
Srixon Staffer, Sepp Straka won the KC Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour.
In Sepp Straka’s bag:
- Srixon Z 765 irons (4,5) Z 965 irons (6-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
- Cleveland RTX-3 proto wedges (46°, 50°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
- Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
- Srixon staff bag
ABOUT Cleveland® Golf, Srixon® and XXIO®:
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, and XXIO® are all part of the Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. XXIO®, with their long standing tradition of premium golf clubs in Japan, brings the #1 golf brand in Japan to America. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, and XXIO® remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf." For more information, please contact Noelle Zavaleta (714.889.5853) or visit us online at www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, and www.xxiousa.com.