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The PGA TOUR and MetLife, Inc., an­nounced that An­drew Put­nam won the 2018 MetLife MatchUp fan vote and the $750,000 prize for his char­ity of choice, the Col­lege Golf Fel­low­ship.

Put­nam, who won his first PGA TOUR event the Bar­racuda Cham­pi­onship on Au­gust 5 - the same day that vot­ing be­gan for the MetLife MatchUp - kept the good vibes go­ing by call­ing on a large so­cial me­dia net­work to en­cour­age fans to vote for him and his sup­port for the Col­lege Golf Fel­low­ship.

“I can’t thank my fans and fel­low sup­port­ers of the Col­lege Golf Fel­low­ship enough for all that they’ve done,” said Put­nam. “It has been an amaz­ing month. I not only ful­filled a dream by win­ning my first PGA TOUR event at the Bar­racuda Cham­pi­onship, but I was able to do­nate US$750,000 to a char­ity that is very dear to me by win­ning the MetLife MatchUp. I look for­ward to the 2019 MetLife MatchUp and try­ing to qual­ify again.”

The MetLife MatchUp is a sea­son-long com­pe­ti­tion span­ning 13 se­lect PGA TOUR events. At each of those tour­na­ments, it pit­ted two play­ers against one an­other in a fan vote to de­ter­mine who suc­cess­fully nav­i­gated a tough sit­u­a­tion on the golf course. A player was crowned at each des­ig­nated tour­na­ment, scor­ing US$20,000 for his char­ity of choice while ad­vanc­ing to the fi­nal vote. The con­test cul­mi­nated with fans vot­ing the grand prize win­ner and do­nat­ing US$750,000 to his cho­sen char­ity.

Bubba Wat­son won the in­au­gu­ral MetLife MatchUp in 2017. Stay tuned to PGATOUR.COM/MetLife for ad­di­tional de­tails on the 2019 MetLife MatchUp pro­gram.

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