Andrew Putnam finishes with Even-par 72 in first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
March 05, 2020
- March 05, 2020
In his first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Andrew Putnam hit 7 of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at even-par for the tournament. Putnam finished his day tied for 45th at even par; Matt Every is in 1st at 7 under; Rory McIlroy is in 2nd at 6 under; and Scottie Scheffler and Talor Gooch are tied for 3rd at 5 under.
On the par-4 third, Putnam's 142 yard approach to 9 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Putnam to 1 under for the round.
After a drive to the right rough on the 590-yard par-5 fourth hole, Putnam hit an approach shot from 177 yards to 8 feet, setting himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Putnam to 2 under for the round.
Putnam got a bogey on the 460-yard par-4 eighth, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving Putnam to 1 under for the round.
On the 480-yard par-4 ninth, Putnam had a bogey after hitting the green in 4 and one putting, moving Putnam to even-par for the round.
After a drive to right rough on the par-5 12th, Putnam hit his 101 yard approach to 4 feet, setting himself up for a birdie. This moved Putnam to 1 under for the round.
On the 370-yard par-4 13th hole, Putnam reached the green in 2 and sunk a 19-foot putt for birdie. This moved Putnam to 2 under for the round.
On the 215-yard par-3 14th, Putnam's his approach went 38 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to 1 under for the round.
On the 221-yard par-3 17th, Putnam hit the green off the tee but had a three-putt after missing a putt from 6-feet for a par and finished with a bogey. This put Putnam at even for the round.