|Michael Thompson waits his turn to putt on the 5th hole at the Torrey Pines South Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.|
Michael Thompson has gotten into the habit of making the cut at PGA Tour events and that's a VERY good thing. By making the cut at this week's Farmers Insurance Open, Michael has now made the cut in seven of the eight tournaments he's played in this PGA Tour season and he's made all three cuts in 2016.
Michael played the difficult South Course at Torrey Pines really well on Friday and ultimately carded a one under par 71 leaving him three under par and tied for 27th. Michael played great all day until he had a tough stretch starting with the par 4 14th hole. His tee shot went left into the rough and his second shot landed out of bounds. He carded a double bogey and was facing another bogey on hole #15 after his bunker shot came out hot and left him with a 50 foot pitch for par. He drained the pitch (see the video below) and that clutch and improbable par save provided his round a boost of needed momentum. He gave himself three consecutive birdie chances on the final three holes and he was able to convert one of them on hole 17.
Michael will be teeing off at 8:40am PT from the first hole with Bud Cauley and Bronson Burgoon.
Michael Thompson chips in for great par save at FarmersIn the second round of the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open, Michael Thompson holes his 36-foot chip shot to save par on the par-4 15th hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines.
Michael Thompson pours in a 27-footer for birdie at FarmersIn the second round of the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open, Michael Thompson sinks a 27-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 17th hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines.