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Archives: Nov. 2008

Nov.
5th

Michael Putnam at Natiowide Championship, preview

This week: Nationwide Tour Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas.

World ranking: 571st.

2008 earnings: $127,506 (49th on Nationwide Tour).

Last tournament: The Tacoma native’s run of six
consecutive made cuts ended at last month’s Miccosukee Championship
(3-over 145), falling one spot on the money list. For Putnam to climb
into the top 25 and earn his PGA Tour card for 2009, his goal this week
is simple: Win or finish second in the 59-player to bring his total to
near $210,000.

Tee time Thursday: 6:33 a.m. PDT off the first tee

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Nov.
4th

This week’s tournaments

PGA TOUR’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic

Site: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Walt Disney Resort, Magnolia Course (7,516 yards, par 72) and Palm Course (7,010 yards, par 72).

Purse: $4.6 million. Winner’s share: $828,000.

Television (all times PST: Golf Channel (Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
4-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Monday,
3-5 a.m.).

Last year: Stephen Ames won his third career PGA Tour title,
finishing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Tim Clark.

Last week: Ryan Palmer won the Ginn sur Mer Classic, overcoming a
penalty and

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