\ 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 Team Thomas birdied the opening seven holes and the father delivered a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that gave them a 15-under 57 in the scramble format and a one-shot victory over Vijay Singh and son Qass. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, "Team Thomas wins PNC as Woods celebrates memory with his son," 20 Dec. 2020 Cantlay capped his spectacular round with a 37-foot birdie putt on the 18th, pumping his fist subtly for the few fans clapping from their houses near the green. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Si Woo Kim holds off Cantlay to win The American Express," 24 Jan. 2021 The Woodses were 8 under through nine holes, capped off by Charlie making an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 9 and walking it in when the ball was a few feet away. Doug Ferguson, courant.com, "Tiger’s son makes TV debut and looks just like he’s at home," 19 Dec. 2020 The Woods were 8 under through nine holes, capped by Charlie making an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 9 and walking it in when the ball was a few feet away. Doug Ferguson, orlandosentinel.com, "Tiger Woods’ son dazzles at PNC Challenge in Orlando," 19 Dec. 2020 Finau two-putted for a birdie on the par-5 No. 8 and finished with a short birdie putt on No. 9. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Tony Finau moves into the top 10 of the Masters with a first-round 69," 12 Nov. 2020 Woods left himself a 6-foot par putt with a nice, long bunker shot on No. 14, his fifth hole of the day. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Tiger Woods keeps himself in early hunt with 68 in PGA Championship at Harding Park," 6 Aug. 2020 Homa hit his tee shot to about 20 feet (with a 6-iron) and then made the putt to complete his unique grand slam. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cal alum Max Homa tears up Pebble Beach par-3s: four holes, four birdies," 13 Feb. 2021 Finau put his tee shot in the water on the 13th and then missed a 10-inch putt, but the Utah native rebounded with three of his eight birdies on a series of impressive approach shots. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Homa, Finau, Kim share 3rd-round lead at American Express," 23 Jan. 2021

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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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Last Updated

3 Apr 2021

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“Putt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putt. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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