Turns out, Tacoma’s Michael Putnam will play in a PGA Tour event this season.
The Life Christian Academy graduate had one of those head-turning,
gut-twisting afternoons at the Monday qualifying tournament (which
finished up Tuesday) for this week’s Wachovia Championship in
Putnam endured a rough start, a five-hour rain delay, and almost
walked off the course at Firethorne Country Club, and jumped back in
the car to drive to the Nationwide Tour tournament in Valdosta, Ga.
Then something odd happened – he started making birdies. In fact, he couldn’t stop.
And when the day was over, Putnam’s 4-under-par 68 nabbed one of the
four qualifying spots for the Wachovia event, which starts Thursday at
Quail Hollow Country Club.