\ 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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Phil Mickelson celebrates after sinking the winning putt against Tiger Woods. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Refund Madness! Tiger & Phil’s Vegas Bogey," 25 Nov. 2018 Molinari was 12 and watching on TV when Costantino Rocca rolled in that putt across the Valley of Sin on the 18th at St. Andrews to force a playoff with John Daly in the 1995 British Open. Doug Ferguson, Fox News, "Molinari not flashy except the players he beats," 23 July 2018 There, on the collar from which Tiger Woods steered in a serpentine, 60-foot birdie putt in the 2001 Players Championship, a plaque was placed to commemorate the feat. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "How Difficult Was Jordan Spieth's Winning Bunker Shot At The Travelers Championship? Like Many, We Tried It," 20 June 2018 The riskier tee shot with a driver must navigate the bunkers but could result in a putt or short pitch setting up an easy birdie. star-telegram, "How to play the Trinity Forest golf course: Be creative and embrace the character | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Reed never flinched through it all on a raucous afternoon at Augusta National, calmly rolling in a 3-foot par putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory. Doug Ferguson, Houston Chronicle, "Patrick Reed wins Masters for 1st major title," 8 Apr. 2018 Lindberg scrambled for pars on the first four holes on the back nine, ran in an 18-foot birdie putt on 14 and made a 25-footer for par on 15 for a two-stroke swing. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Pernilla Lindberg Takes 3-Shot Lead in ANA Inspiration," 31 Mar. 2018 McIlroy drained a long, lead-tying eagle putt on the 14th hole to send the crowd into a frenzy. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Francesco Molinari Wins the British Open," 22 July 2018 Perry three-putted for bogey on the par-4 seventh and missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th. Andrew Seligman, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois golf coach Mike Small tied for lead in Senior Players Championship at Exmoor," 12 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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