\ˈpət \

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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Ricci converted on a seven-foot putt for par on the par-four 17th hole to finish tied for 20th at even-par 72. Charles Rich, latimes.com, "All-Area Boys' Golfer of the Year: Ricci reaches goals, surges to new heights," 21 June 2018 Reed misfired long on his approach shot to the final hole and faced a delicate downhill putt. Jesse Smithey, Detroit Free Press, "Masters champion Patrick Reed backs up talk with win at Augusta," 8 Apr. 2018 After halving five consecutive holes, a 30-foot birdie putt by Aikens cut the deficit to one after 26 holes . Mia Berry, BostonGlobe.com, "Patrick Frodigh captures MassAm golf championship," 13 July 2018 Grimmer went 2-up on Hole 8 after sinking an 18-foot birdie putt. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Mariemont grad Will Grimmer continues hot summer with Met golf championship," 1 July 2018 Henderson, the 2016 KPMG champion, felt better about her up-and-down 71 after a 12-foot birdie putt fell at the 18th. Beth Ann Nichols, USA TODAY, "Women's PGA Championship is a scorcher all around," 29 June 2018 According to a tournament recap by the Alaska Golf Blog, Sanders sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole in regulation play to force the playoff. Anchorage Daily News, "Greg Sanders wins Alaska match play title on 1st playoff hole," 27 June 2018 The Englishman nearly got it: A birdie putt from 8 feet on No. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Tommy Fleetwood flirts with 62, ties US Open mark with 63," 17 June 2018 A day later, there was audible frustration as players watched Tiger Woods miss a putt on the 13th hole for a double-bogey about four hours ahead of Thursday's game. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks continue shuffling Silvino Bracho; U.S. Open, World Cup grab attention," 14 June 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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