Michael Putnam named Web.com Tour POY
Michael Putnam was named the 2013 Web.com Tour Player of the Year on Saturday, it was announced by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee.
Putnam, a Tacoma, Wash., native was the Tour’s Regular Season leading money winner with $450,184 in earnings. He won two tournaments, the Mexico Championship and the Mid-Atlantic Championship. His wins came in back-to-back weeks, making him only the eighth player in Tour history to win on consecutive calendar weeks.
The 30-year-old also added a runner-up finish at the South Georgia Classic and tied for third at the Albertsons Boise Open. Putnam had nine top-10s and 14 top-25s. He made the cut in 19 of his 23 starts.
“I am honored to be voted Player of the Year by my fellow players,” said Putnam, who receives the Jack Nicklaus Award. “I truly believe this past season on the Web.com Tour has prepared me for success on the PGA Tour. The Web.com Tour is an excellent tour that has incredibly talented golfers who are also really good guys. It features great tournaments, sponsors, volunteers and Tour staff, all of whom I'd like to thank for what they did to help me and the rest of the players week-in and week-out this year.”
He won Player of the Year over Chesson Hadley, Ben Martin and John Peterson.