Golf News for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | Equipment

Cleveland Golf/ Srixon congratulates 2013 Tour Player of the Year Michael Putnam

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Cleveland Golf/ Srixon congratulates staffer Michael Putnam for being named the 2013 Tour Player of the Year in a vote by his fellow competitors.

Putnam, a two-time winner during the 2013 Tour season, finished the Regular Season No. 1 in earnings with $450,184. His back-to-back victories at the Mexico Championship and Mid-Atlantic Championship made Putnam one of only eight players in the history of the Tour to win on consecutive calendar weeks. In addition to his two victories, Putnam also finished tied for second at the South Georgia Classic and tied for third at the Albertsons Boise Open. Putnam ended his 2013 season with a total of nine top-10s and 14 top-25s, while making the cut in 19 of his 23 starts. He will be fully exempt next year on the PGA TOUR and has also earned a spot in next May's PLAYERS Championship.

"I am honored to be voted Player of the Year by my fellow players," added Putnam. "I truly believe this past season on the Tour has prepared me for success on the PGA TOUR. The 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."

A 30-year-old native of Tacoma, Wash., Putnam plays Cleveland® woods, irons and wedges, and uses the Srixon® Z-STAR™ golf ball. He will wear a Cleveland® hat and a Srixon® glove and carry a Cleveland® bag.

Prior to turning professional in 2005, Putnam attended Pepperdine University and was a three-time All-American. He helped the U.S. team to victories in both the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup in 2005. His older brother, Joel, is his caddie, and his younger brother, Andrew, plays on the Tour.

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Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, and Never Compromise® are brands that enjoy a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide and are under the umbrella of Dunlop Sports based in Kobe, Japan. Their professional staffs includes players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, David Toms, and many others. Cleveland® Golf was founded in 1979 to produce high quality replicas of classic golf clubs from the 1940's and 1950's but soon became regarded as an innovative producer of original equipment in its own right. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, and Never Compromise® remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers at prices that ensure value to consumers." For more information, please contact Keith Patterson, PR/Media Relations Manager (714.889.5808) or visit us online at,, and

Keith Patterson
Media & Public Relations Manager
Cleveland Golf ~ Srixon ~Never Compromise
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