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Peter Malnati just won his first PGA Tour title thanks to an all-time putting week

November 09, 2015

The stat you'll hear most surrounding Peter Malnati's win at the Sanderson Farms Championship on Monday is that he's the fifth first-time winner in five events this season on the PGA Tour. That's cool and all, but it's a pair of remarkable putting statistics that paved the way for Malnati's maiden victory.

We'll start with strokes gained/putting, where Malnati finished the week at +11.85. That means he gained 11.85 strokes on the rest of the field over the four rounds, or nearly three strokes (2.96) per round. Aaron Baddeley finished second in that category for the event (8.22), and David Toms finished third (5.93). Not surprisingly, both Toms (T-2) and Baddeley (T-4) finished in the top five overall.