Definition of putt
: a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole
Recent Examples of putt from the Web
Making four consecutive birdies, Kang sunk putts of nine, 20, 30 and eight feet to establish a three-shot lead that would be reduced but not relinquished.
Wearing a Denver Broncos hat to represent her Cherry Hills, Colo., roots, McGill took a 4-up lead through the first 18, including draining a 50-foot birdie putt at San Diego’s par-4 fifth.
Most of us have a hard enough time making putts under perfect conditions.
Thou shalt not drive a golf cart onto a perfectly manicured golf green because man, those wheels can really mess up the grass and the way the ball rolls for putts.
Tied for the lead with six holes left, Koepka made an 8-foot par putt on 13 that gave him confidence in his putting stroke.
Spieth needed 34 putts to get through 18 holes Saturday, four higher than the field average.
Johnson said Thomas’ 20-footer began with the player rolling the putt about 6-8 inches backwards, then watching it turn and trickle toward the hole.
The most impressive shot of his round was a crazy sideways birdie putt from the fringe on the par-4 No. 5 hole.
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Origin and Etymology of putt
Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put
First Known Use: circa 1754See Words from the same year
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