Thursday, July 2, 2015

Early Start at the Greenbriar


Michael Thompson will get an early start at the Greenbriar Classic on Thursday when he tees off at 7:50am ET with Seung-Yul Noh and John Merrick from the first hole.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Riding Big Mo'

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson will look to continue the momentum he has built up over the last fortnight at this week's Travelers Championship.  Two weeks ago he had his best finish of the year at the Fedex St. Jude Classic and this past weekend he hosted the Michael Thompson Invitational in Tucson, AZ.

Michael will be playing with PGA Tour veterans Stewart Cink and Davis Love III for the first two rounds.  They tee off from the first hole at 12:45 ET on Thursday.


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Monday, June 15, 2015

What a Closing Stretch!!!

Michael Thompson’s great finish at the 72nd hole at FedEx St. Jude
In the final round of the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic, Michael Thompson pours in an 18-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 18th hole. 

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson was playing really solid golf at the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis and then exploded with a spectacular closing three holes that propelled him into a tie for 3rd.  He finished his final three holes at four under par closing eagle-birdie-birdie.  The four under par score for those three holes equaled his previous 69 hole score of four under par.  He finished the tournament at 8 under par which was 5 shots shy of winner Fabian Gomez but just one shot short of second place.  It was his best finish of the season.

Michael's eagle came on the par 5 16th hole after he found the fairway off the tee.  His second shot came up 66'10" short of the flag in the fairway but he  holed out for an improbable 3.

The streak continued on the par four 17th hole after his 310 yard tee shot split the fairway.  His approach landed just off the green 16'9" from the hole and he buried the birdie putt.

The final chapter of his remarkable finish came on the par four 18th hole.  In a deja vu moment, Michael tee shot traveled 310 yards and landed right in the middle of the fairway leaving him 143 yards to the hole.  His approach found the green safely avoiding the pin tucked right up against the edge of the green and a water hazard.  He stood over a 18'2" birdie putt and calmly drained it completing the best closing stretch of the tournament.

Michael finished all four rounds in the 60's and the top three finish moves Michael just inside the all important top 125 on the Fedex Cup points list.  He currently sits 124th.

Michael Thompson lines up a putt on the 11th green during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 12, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. (June 11, 2015 - Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America)


Michael Thompson tees off on the 5th hole during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 12, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (June 11, 2015 - Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) 



Michael Thompson prepares to tee off on the 12th hole during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 12, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (June 11, 2015 - Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America)


Michael Thompson tees off on the 12th hole during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 12, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (June 11, 2015 - Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thompson Has Solid Round One in Memphis


Michael Thompson pours in a birdie bomb at FedEx St. Jude 
In the opening round of the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic, Michael Thompson sinks a 32-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 10th hole.


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson shot a one under par 69 during the first round of the Fedex St. Jude Classic on Thursday.  He is currently tied for 32nd.  His round included several long birdie putts and if it weren't for one bad tee shot on the par three 11th hole that came up a few yards too short and landed in the water, it would have been really good.

Michael will be teeing off from the tenth hole with Shaun Micheel and Chesson Hadley at 8:30pm ET.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thompson Heads South to Memphis


After coming up four shots short of qualifying for the US Open in Rockville, Maryland on Monday, Michael Thompson has moved south into Tennessee to compete in this week's Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Michael will be teeing off from the first hole with Shaun Micheel and Chesson Hadley at 12:30pm ET.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 US Open Sectional Qualifying Day


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson will be competing in the 2015 US Open sectional qualifying tournament in Rockville, Maryland tomorrow.  He will be competing with 55 other players for a number of spots into this year's US Open and will tee off at 7:36am ET.

The Woodmont Country Club will be hosting this year's qualifying in Rockville just has it has for 28 of the last 29 years.  The sectional qualifying is a 36 hole tournament.  The exact number of spots at the each site hasn't been published yet.

You can follow Michael's round with the following link.  Scores during the first round will only be updated after 9 and 18 holes.  For the second round, scores will be updated on a hole by hole basis.


US Open Sectional Qualifying

Friday, May 29, 2015

Weird Goings on at the Byron Nelson


Michael Thompson hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during Round Two of the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas on May 29, 2015 in Irving, Texas. (May 28, 2015 - Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America) - Note the discoloration of the water drenched fairway being used as a tee box.

by Roz Roberts III

Another four and half inches of rain overnight in Dallas has some interesting side effects at the AT&T Byron Nelson today.  The course required a three hour delay to help it dry out a bit and then the PGA Tour determined that the fairway on the par four 14th hole was unplayable.  They decided to put a tee box at the end of the fairway and converted the par four hole into a 105 yard par 3.  The result was that par changed from 70 to 69 between rounds one and two.  This had the weird side effect of breaking the tour's ShotLink system which affected their scoreboard, Shot Tracker, and their new fantasy golf game based on the ShotLink data.

More rain is forecast for tomorrow.  Round two still needs to be completed before the cut is made and groupings are set.

Caddie Matt Hughes mans the flag on hole 4 as Michael Thompson attempts a birdie putt during round two of the AT&T Byron Nelson.  

Despite the weird goings on, Michael Thompson successfully navigated the water logged course and finished the day with a three under par 66.  For most of the day, Michael Thompson was treading water at the AT&T Byron Nelson.  He had an early birdie on the par three fifth hole but he followed with a bogey on the sixth hole.  He then made pars at the next six holes.  After twelve holes, Michael was sitting at even par for the round but was losing ground to the field since scoring was so good.  But that's when his round got going.  He birdied the par three thirteenth hole and then eagled the par five sixteenth.  He finished the round at three under par which has him currently tied for 18th at five under par for the tournament.

Michael Thompson hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during Round Two of the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas on May 29, 2015 in Irving, Texas.  (May 28, 2015 - Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)


Michael Thompson takes his second shot on hole #10 during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Michael Thompson tees off on hole #10 during the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thompson Drops Long Distance Bomb in Dallas

Michael Thompson reacts after sinking a long putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

by Roz Roberts III

An unlikely birdie helped Michael Thompson shoot a two under par 68 at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Thursday.  On the par three seventeenth hole, Michael's tee shot found the green but he was a long way from the hole.  In fact, he was a REALLY long way from the hole after his ball came to rest 84 feet and 9 inches away.  Despite it's distance, Michael's putt found the bottom of the cup for a very unlikely two.

After his two under round, Michael is currently tied for 21st heading into Friday's second round.  He tees off at 12:40pm CT with Jason Dufner and Ryan Palmer on Friday

Videos From Round One

Michael Thompson hits his 52-foot pitch shot to 3-feet then makes the putt for birdie on the par-5 7th hole during round one at the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson.

Michael Thompson birdies the par-4 11th hole in the opening round of the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson.


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Dodging Raindrops in Texas


For the second straight week, Michael Thompson and the PGA Tour will be trying to get 72 holes in by Sunday while dodging Texas rain drops.  The AT&T Byron Nelson will be held at the TPC Four Season Resort in Irving, Texas.  The area is experiencing record rain totals for May and the forecast calls for showers throughout the tournament.

Michael will be playing with Jason Dufner and Ryan Palmer.  They are scheduled to tee off at 7:40am CT.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Crowne Plaza Invitational underway

Michael Thompson has teed off at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. He's grouped with Brian Harmon and Steven Bowditch.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

In the Hunt

Michael Thompson glances back at the pin on the 17th green during second round action of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on Friday, May 5, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. He finished the round at -6. (Charlotte Observer)

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson's second round at the Wells Fargo Championship wasn't spectacular but it was good enough to keep him near the top of the leaderboard.  Michael shot a one under par 71 and is currently six under par after 36 holes which has him tied for 8th.  For the second straight day Michael was solid from tee to green but, as of yet, his normally reliable putter hasn't caught fire.  He'll look to heat it up in tomorrow's third round.

Michael will play round three with Geoff Ogilvy who was in his group for the first two rounds.  They tee off at 1:00pm ET.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thompson Shines in Charlotte


by Roz Roberts III

From the tee to green, Michael Thompson was superb during Thursday's first round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow where he finished five under par and is currently tied for 4th.

In fact, Michael ranked first in the strokes gained tee to green stat at +4.674 for the day.  He had six tee shots that were longer than 300 yards in the fairway.

He tees off tomorrow's second round at 7:30am ET with playing partners Geoff Ogilvy and Ken Duke.

Highlights From Round One


Michael Thompson’s approach to hole high yields birdie at Wells Fargo


In the opening round of the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, Michael Thompson sticks his 129-yard approach to 9 feet then rolls in the putt for birdie on the par-4 11th hole.

Michael Thompson’s birdie putt sneaks in on No. 16 at Wells Fargo


In the opening round of the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, Michael Thompson’s 26-foot putt finds the right edge of the cup for birdie on the par-4 16th hole.

Michael Thompson’s tee shot yields birdie on No. 17 at Wells Fargo


In the opening round of the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, Michael Thompson’s tee shot lands to within 9 feet then rolls in the putt for birdie on the 175-yard, par-3 17th hole.

Interview After Round 1 at Wells Fargo





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Wells Fargo Underway

Michael Thompson has teed off at this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hallow.  He is one under par through 6 holes.  You can follow his round with the links below:

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Water, Water, Everywhere

Michael Thompson plays a shot on the fourth hole during round one of THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course on May 7, 2015 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) 

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson was one hole short of having a fantastic first round at the PLAYERS Championship on Thursday.  He came to the 18th hole just two shots off the morning lead after playing his back nine at four under par which included back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes 10-12.

Unfortunately, his tee shot on 18 went left and left is not the place to miss on the 18th hole at TPC Sawgrass since the entire left side of the hole is protected by water.  Needless to say, his tee shot found the water and he went on to card a triple bogey.  Michael finished his round at one over par (73).  He is currently tied for 77th.


Team Slick:  Michael Thompson and Matt Hughes discuss their options on the par 3 island green at TPC Sawgrass

Michael Thompson watches his tee shot on hole #17 during Thursday's first round of the PLAYERS Championship

Michael tees off Friday afternoon at1:07pm ET with Webb Simpson and Nick Taylor.

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The Island Awaits at the PLAYERS Championship

Photo via Twitter by @PGATOUR

Michael Thompson will be teeing it up tomorrow at the PGA Tour's unofficial 5th major - the PLAYERS championship.  The PLAYERS is held at TPC Sawgrass which has water hazards aplenty.  The most famous of which surrounds the island green on the par 3 17th hole.  PGATOUR.com will be streaming coverage from the 17th hole for the first two rounds (see the link below).

Michael tees off Thursday morning at 7:57am ET with Webb Simpson and Nick Taylor.

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