What’s in the Bag: Andrew Putnam at the Barracuda Championship


While Justin Thomas took care of business in Akron, Ohio, another tournament was being played at Montreaux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada. The 20th edition of the Barracuda Championship marks the 7th year since the tournament changed from stroke play to a modified stableford format.

Stableford scoring rewards players with points for scores on holes as versus stroke play which uses total strokes as your score for the hole. The scoring for this modified stableford format breaksdown like this: eight points for a double eagle, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie, zero points for a par, negative one point for a bogey, and negative 3 points for a double bogey or worse.

Since a birdie helps a player twice as much as a bogey hurts them, the modified stableford format favors players who go for it. Andrew Putnam went for it, and with a birdie on the 72nd hole, held off Chad Campbell by 4 points to win his first career PGA Tour event.

On top of a nice payday, this victory sets up Andrew Putnam with a bit of security and a few extra perks. His win earned him a two year exemption on the PGA Tour plus invitations to next week’s PGA Championship and the Tournament of Champions next year.

Andrew Putnam plays a mixed bag of clubs, check out what’s in the bag:

Andrew’s Clubs

  • Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (8.5 degrees), with Aldila Rogue Silver 65X shaft

  • Fairway wood: Cleveland Launcher DST (13 degrees), with Miyazaki Black 85X shaft

  • Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro (18 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD Hybrid shaft

  • Irons: Srixon Z745 (3, 5-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

  • Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 (50, 56 degrees bent to 55, 60 degrees bent to 59.5), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot RX Rosie

  • Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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Keith Schneider

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Keith SchneiderAge: 34 Handicap: 4.9 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 20 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1WITB Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke 65 6.5 3 Wood: Cobra King F9 Fairway Wood 3-Wood Project X HZRDUS Smoke 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 55° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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