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Originally published August 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM | Page modified August 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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Andrew Putnam will soon join brother Michael on PGA Tour

The University Place golfers would be first brothers together on PGA Tour since Tom and Curt Byrum in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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Two Tacoma-area brothers on the PGA Tour?

It looks like it is going to happen in the 2014-15 season.

Michael Putnam of University Place is already on the tour. He made a big move in late July, finishing tied for fourth at the Canadian Open. He stands 80th on the FedEx Cup points list, which should be safe territory.

His younger brother, Andrew, is a lock for a card as the No. 2 golfer on the Web.com Tour, where the top 25 graduate to the PGA Tour.

The last brothers on the PGA Tour at the same time were Tom and Curt Byrum, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Sitting at No. 7 on the Web.com Tour is Olympia native Andres Gonzales, who had a wire-to-wire victory in this year’s Utah Championship. The PGA season starts in October.

Notes

Tyler Salsbury, who will be a junior on the University of Washington golf team in the fall, shot a 13-under 57 to break his own course record of 59 at Enumclaw Golf Course early this summer.

Salsbury’s round on the 5,561-yard course featured nine birdies, two eagles and only 22 putts.

• Ex-Huskies rank No. 1 and No. 3 on PGA Tour Canada. Joel Dahmen is No. 1 with $77,778 and Brock Mackenzie, who won last week’s event in Calgary, is No. 3 with $44,822.

• The round of the year on the Northwest club-pro tour has been the 11-under 61 that Broadmoor assistant pro Tim Feenstra shot at MeadowWood Golf Course outside Spokane in the final round on his way to victory in the Rosauers Open Invitational.

• The High Cedars Golf Club has become the latest Puget Sound public course to offer FootGolf — golf with a soccer ball. The 18-hole FootGolf course is a par-71, 2,270-yard layout on High Cedars’ nine-hole executive course.

The soccer holes range in length from 83 to 191 yards. The soccer golfers have separate tees and greens with 21½ -inch cups. Rules require a No. 5 soccer ball to be used. Soccer shoes with cleats are prohibited.



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