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Putnam’s return to tournament golf: ‘Good signs’

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on March 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm with No Comments »
March 24, 2012 2:25 pm

On the schedule, it was a tournament – the Chitimacha Louisiana Open on the Nationwide Tour.

But for University Place’s Michael Putnam, it was a series of unknowns firmly answered.

After being off for more than 71/2 months because of a broken left wrist, the Life Christian Academy product returned to the sport this week.

His 2-under-par 140 missed the cut by two strokes.

But making the cut wasn’t really the point this week anyway. Getting instant feedback on how his wrist felt was.

“Wrist felt great. Knocking the rust off in my game is still going to be a process,” said Putnam in a text message Saturday morning.

“I showed some good signs … but I also showed some rust making stupid bogeys that just don’t happen with more (repetitions).”

At one point, Putnam was 6-under through seven holes Thursday before falling back.

He is expected to play in the Soboba Classic starting April 5 in California as his next tune-up event before rejoining the PGA Tour.

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