This week: Nationwide Tour’s Oregon Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Shadow Hills Country Club, Junction City, Ore.
World ranking: 541st.
2008 earnings: $117,610 (42nd on the Nationwide Tour).
Last tournament: The Tacoma native notched his
first top-10 (tied for sixth at last week’s Albertsons Boise Open) in
nearly two months, and moved up 12 spots on the money list with five
tournaments remaining. Things won’t get any easier this week as the 45
of top 50 on the money list are in the field. In 2006, Putnam placed
tied for 52nd at this event
Tee time Thursday: 8:10 a.m. PDT off the first tee with Andrew Bonhomme and Paul Gow.