putt

noun
\ ˈpət How to pronounce putt (audio) \

Definition of putt

: a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole

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Examples of putt in a Sentence

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On the par-5 13th hole, McIlroy missed two putts, including a misread from under 4 feet. Christopher Hanna, courant.com, "McIlroy Still In Contention After Average Second Round At Travelers," 23 June 2018 In the first year, Hunter Mahan won his first PGA event by beating Jay Williamson with a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th in a one-hole playoff. William S. Paxton, USA TODAY, "Travelers Championship produces thrilling finishes for Jordan Spieth, other pros," 21 June 2018 Reed took note, then answered with a lengthy, par-saving two-putt on the 17th. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Patrick Reed silences his doubters at the Masters," 8 Apr. 2018 Kim regained one of those strokes with a 7-foot birdie putt on No. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Not a dream: Torrey Pines' Michael Kim in contention in hometown," 27 Jan. 2018 Mickelson, who had stirred up controversy by swatting a moving putt during the third round, finished tied for 48th, and by Wednesday his team had issued two press releases about new investment projects. Stephanie Apstein, SI.com, "With Two U.S. Opens in His Bag, Brooks Koepka Still Wants to Be the Underdog," 3 July 2018 Minjee Lee makes short putt to win LPGA Volvik Championship by one stroke at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Tom Lang, Detroit Free Press, "LPGA Volvik Championship: Minjee Lee gifts herself a birthday victory," 27 May 2018 The Honda Classic gave an exemption to Dylan Frittelli, who made the winning putt for Texas at the 2012 NCAA Championship. Dennis Manoloff, cleveland.com, "PGA Tour 2018: Live leaderboard for Honda Classic final round (Tiger entered T-11)," 25 Feb. 2018 Molinari took the lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th. Doug Ferguson, Fox News, "Molinari not flashy except the players he beats," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of putt

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for putt

Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put

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