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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Live@ Streaming

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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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Good Second Round Has Thompson Up to 36th in New Orleans

AVONDALE, LA - APRIL 25: Michael Thompson waves to the crowd after putting on the ninth hole during the second round of the  Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  (Source:  Getty Images. Stacy Revere)
by Roz Roberts III

A really good second round vaulted Michael Thompson up the leaderboard at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans into a tie for 36th and safely inside the cut.  He shot a four under par 68.  He did have two bogeys on his card but after each of them he immediately shook it off with a bounce back birdie.

Michael will start his third round at 11:30am CT on the tenth hole with Ben Crane and George McNeil.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Thompson Gets Off to Fast Start

Michael Thompson tees off on the eighth hole during round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.  (April 22, 2015 - Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)
by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson started his first round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a bang.  On the first hole of the day, Michael's tee shot found the fairway and he only had 100 yards left for his second shot.  He was definitely thinking he had a good birdie opportunity.  He did a little better than that when he holed out for eagle.  He then followed the eagle up with a birdie on the second hole.  Unfortunately, the rest of the round was a little more mundane.  Ultimately he finished at two under par and was tied for 50th.

Michael tees off today at 12:50pm local time (1:50pm ET) with K.J. Choi and Camillo Villegas.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Back in The Big Easy


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson has returned to one of his favorite cities for the 2015 edition of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  The tournament is played at TPC Louisiana and will undoubtedly feature plenty of wildlife.  Expect plenty video of alligators during this week's television coverage.

Michael will be playing the first couple of rounds with Camillo Villegas and K.J. Choi.  They tee off from the first hole at 7:50am local time (8:50am ET).

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy 30th Birthday Michael!



by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson will be celebrating his 30th birthday while playing in the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, North Carolina.  Harbour Town is best known for its view of the Harbour Town Lighthouse from the 18th fairway.  The course is a short par 71 that requires accuracy off the tee.  

Michael will be playing with Charl Schwartzel and Lucas Glover.  They tee off from the tenth hole at 12:50pm ET.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Two for Two in Texas


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson didn't have a great round two at the Shell Houston Open but it was good enough to secure his second weekend of golf in a row during the two event Texas swing before the Masters next week.  Michael shot a one under par 71 and is currently tied for 41st at five under par for the tournament.

His round started off on the wrong foot when he had consecutive three putt bogeys on his first two holes.  He was able to turn things around over the next three holes when he birdied holes 4 and 5 but was never able to get his round moving into red numbers.  After finishing his front nine at even par, he started his back nine with seven consecutive pars.  He birdied 17 hole to finish his round at

For Saturday's third round, Michael will be playing with Pat Perez and Tom Hoge.  They tee off from the tenth hole at 10:50am local time (11:50am ET).

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thompson Cruises Through Round One in Houston


by Roz Roberts III

Over the years, I've followed a lot of Michael Thompson's rounds of golf either in person or online and I'm having a hard time remembering a round "cleaner" than his first round at the Shell Houston Open today.

Michael had a bogey free, four under par round that included hitting 11 out of 14 fairways, finding 16 out of 18 greens in regulation, and putting well to the tune of  +1.617 strokes gained putting.  He is currently tied for 15th.  He actually had birdie putts on 17 of the 18 holes he played since one of his missed GIR was just on the fringe of the green.

Michael will hope to keep his momentum heading into Friday's second round.  He tees off from the 10th hole with Jonas Blixt and Louis Oosthuizen at 1:00pm local time (2:00pm ET).

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Thompson Back in Texas



Michael Thompson is back in Texas again this week, playing in the Shell Houston Open.
He tees off at 8:10 in round one and is grouped with Jonas Blixt and Louis Oosthuizen.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Deja Vu All Over Again

In the third round of the 2015 Valero Texas Open, Michael Thompson holes out from 49 feet for birdie on the par-3 16th hole.

by Roz Roberts III
For the third consecutive round, Michael Thompson shot a one over par 73 at the Valero Texas Open.  He is now three over par for the tournament and tied for 27th heading into Sunday's final round.

Despite his consistent scoring, each round has taken radically different paths to those 73 strokes.  In Saturday's third round Michael minimized his negative holes as he only had two bogeys.  He had at least four bogeys in each of his first two rounds.  However, he wasn't able to make many birdies since he only hit 5 out of 18 greens in regulation.  In fact, he only had one birdie on Saturday when he chipped in for birdie out of the rough on hole #16.

Michael tees off from the first hole at 10:05am local time (11:05ET) with Luke Guthrie and John Huh.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanging Tough in Texas

In the opening round of the 2015 Valero Texas Open, Michael Thompson hits his 144-yard approach in to 4 feet on the par-5 8th hole then holes the putt for birdie.

by Roz Roberts III

Over the last couple of days at the Valero Texas Open, Michael Thompson posted consecutive rounds of one over par 73 and is currently tied for 26th.  The wind has been blowing in San Antonio and the scoring has been high.  The cut fell at a hefty six over par.  Despite the difficult conditions, Michael has been able to make enough birdies, especially on the par 5's, to compensate for the inevitable bogeys that TPC San Antonio has been handing out.

Michael will be playing with Andres Romero and Fabian Gomez for Saturday's third round.  They tee off from the first hole at 10:15am local time (11:15am ET).

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Michael Thompson tees off on the 17th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course.  (March 26, 2015 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

Michael Thompson chips onto the 15th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course.  (March 26, 2015 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

Michael Thompson tees off on the 11th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course.  (March 26, 2015 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)