\ 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

Recent Examples on the Web Hou then dropped a mid-iron to within 8 feet of the back-right hole location and sank the putt. Pete Wlodkowski, SFChronicle.com, "S.F. native wins men’s city golf title; teen captures women’s crown," 1 Mar. 2020 From the top of a crown at the back of the green, Kim figured a two-putt would be enough. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, "Sei Young Kim hits 25-foot putt to capture LPGA finale, record-setting $1.5M prize," 24 Nov. 2019 The Spaniard was particularly sharp around the greens, controlling chips and putts beautifully. Doug Ferguson, BostonGlobe.com, "J.B. Holmes leads by one as British Open returns to Ireland amid fantastic theater," 18 July 2019 The Spaniard was particularly sharp from around the greens, controlling chips and putts beautifully. Doug Ferguson, courant.com, "British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show," 18 July 2019 Schmidt remained 2-up through 10 holes, added insurance on Hole 12 and eventually secured the match-winning putt to finish 4-up. Luke Feliciano, Cincinnati.com, "In his first amateur tournament, Kyle Schmidt wins the 2019 Tony Blom Metropolitan title," 30 June 2019 Reed and Thomas matched scores on a second trek down the 18th, but on the third playoff hole, Thomas rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt that ended the tournament. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Justin Thomas posts playoff victory on PGA Tour," 5 Jan. 2020 Kong hit a 5-iron just short of the green, chipped to about 5 feet, and made the critical putt for par. Staff Report, courant.com, "Kong holds off Pastore to win Connecticut Open," 21 July 2019 Nothing came easily for Johnson, who started one shot behind and failed to make a birdie putt for the first time in 31 tournaments worldwide. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship," 24 Mar. 2019

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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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The first known use of putt was circa 1754

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Last Updated

29 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Putt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putt. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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