Saturday, October 25, 2014

Moving Day at Sea Island

Michael had a scrappy round 2. An early double bogey (he started on 10) had him giving up some ground and he spent the rest of the day trying to catch up. The day ended on a positive note with a birdie on 9, +1 for the day.



Michael has already teed off for round 3 at Sea Island. Today he's grouped with Ken Duke and Steven Alker.

If you like to see more of Michael's comments after round 1 you can read his interview transcript here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thompson Shines at Sea Island

Michael Thompson hits a shot on the 17th fairway during the first round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course. (October 22, 2014 - Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America)

by Roz Roberts III

It was deja vu all over again during the first round of the McGladry Classic for Michael Thompson.
 He's competed in the McGladrey three times and he has shot 65 in the first round every time.  Today's 65 has him tied for first.

Today's round was highlighted by a red hot putter.  He drained birdies from long range including one from from 19' 11" and another from 40'5".  He was +3.517 in strokes gained putting on the day.

Michael will look to keep the mojo going in Friday's second round.  He'll once again be playing with Boo Weekly and Nick Watney.  The trio will tee off from the tenth hole at 12:45pm ET.


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Interview with Michael after Round One at the McGladry Classic

 
Michael Birdies hole #14 During Round One at the McGladry Classic

A Little Closer to Home


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson will be making his third consecutive start in the new PGA Tour season.  He missed the cut in the first two events but he'll be looking to turn that around at the McGladry Classic in Sea Island, Georgia.  Not only will he be closer to home but he's had success at the McGladrey the two previous times he has competed in this tournament.  He finished third in 2011 and tied for tenth in 2012.  He has shot under par in all eight rounds he's played at the McGladrey.

Michael will be playing with Boo Weekly and Nick Watney for the first couple of rounds.  They tee off their first round at 8:15am ET from the first hole.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Looking for a Little Lady Luck in Vegas


by Roz Roberts III

The second PGA Tournament of the young 2014-2015 season gets underway Thursday in Las Vegas at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.  Michael Thompson will look to turn his luck around after missing the cut last week by a single shot.

Michael will be playing the first two rounds with John Merrick and George McNeil.  They tee off on Thursday from the tenth hole at 12:30pm PT.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let the 2014/2015 Season Begin!


by Randy Roberts

The Frys.com tournament signifies the start of the 2014/2015 season and Michael Thompson is not wasting any time by playing in the first event.

With his two year exemption expiring at the end of the year, he may be eyeing this tournament as an opportunity to get a head start on his 5th season.  He'll be teeing off at 12:55pm PST and will be grouped with Steven Bowditch and Vijay Singh.

Rob Bolton is expecting good things from him and picked him as a "Sleeper Pick" this week

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Good News/Bad News


by Roz Roberts III


Good News:  
Michael Thompson finished round one at the Barclay's tied with world #39 Graham DeLaet.
Bad News:
They are both seven over par, tied for 121st and in last place after round one.  

Bad News:
Michael will need to equal today's low round of six under par in tomorrow's second round in order to have a shot at making the cut and into round two of the Fedexcup Playoffs.
Good News:
If Michael doesn't make the cut, he will get a nice break before the 2014/2015 season gets started.  His PGA Tour card for next year was already assured from his win at the Honda Classic last year but even if it hadn't been, he would have earned one with his top 125 finish in the FedexCup points list and his top 125 finish on the money list.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's Playoff Time



by Roz Roberts III

The PGA Season has made it to its final stretch.  We've made it to the FedexCup Playoffs.  The final four playoff events will crown this year's FedexCup champion which comes with a nice $10 million dollar bonus.

Round One gets started tomorrow at the Barclays which is limited to the top 125 players on the current FedexCup points list.  Michael Thompson currently sits 106th on that list.  He'll need to make the cut this week in order to get into the top 100 which would allow him to advance to round two next week


Michael will be grouped with Lee Westwood and Jhonattan Vegas (107th and 108th in FedexCup points) for the first two rounds.  They tee off on Thursday at 1:28pm ET from the tenth hole.


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Moving Day was a Bummer


by Roz Roberts III

Well...Saturday's moving day at the Wyndham Championship didn't go the way Michael Thompson would have planned.

On just his second hole of the day, Michael three putted from just four feet away for double bogey.  He followed that up with a couple of bogeys and finished his front nine at four over par.

The back nine went a little better when Michael was able to put up a a couple of birdies and a lone bogey.  He finished the day at three over par which left him at -1 for the tournament and tied for 63rd.

Michael will play his final round with Michael Putnam.  They tee off at 9:02am ET.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Thompson Gets Hot on the Back Nine


by Roz Roberts III

After missing a short par putt on his last hole yesterday and bogeying two of his first four holes today, Michael Thompson found himself four shots on the wrong side of the cut at the Wyndham Championship.  From that point on, however, Michael kicked his game into a whole new gear.  He got a bounce bag birdie on the fifth hole and then managed a string of five straight pars.  He then went on a birdie barrage during his back nine when he birdied five of his final eight holes.  He finished the day at four under par and is tied for 36th.

Michael will be paired with Jason Allred during Saturday's moving day round.  They tee off at 11:17am ET.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thompson Back In Action


by Roz Roberts III

After an extended break, Michael Thompson is back in action on the PGA Tour getting ready for the FedexCup Playoffs which start next week at the Barclays.  Michael shot an even par 70 at the Wyndham Championship today and he is currently tied for 73rd.

He will tee off in Friday's second round at 7:30am ETwith playing partners John Huh and Retief Goosen and will look to climb up the leaderboard in order to play the weekend.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Quick Start has Thompson Tied for 36th


Michael Thompson got off to a fast start at the John Deere Classic in the first round today when he recorded three straight birdies on holes #2 through #4 reaching three under par after just four holes.  Unfortunately, Michael wasn't able to sustain that torrid pace and ultimately finished the first round at two under par and is currently tied for 36th.  He will tee off in the second round at 1:45pm ET on Friday with Steven Bowditch and Charles Howell III.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One More Spot Available for the Open Championship at the John Deere


Last week, Michael Thompson fell one shot short of grabbing a spot in the Open Championship with his T11 finish.  This week at the John Deere Classic there is one more spot up for grabs.  Michael will be playing with Charles Howell III and Steven Bowditch for the first two rounds.  They tee off their first rounds from the first hole at 8:30am ET.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Oh So Close!

Michael Thompson tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 6, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  (July 5, 2014 - Source: Jon Durr/Getty Images North America)

There's no doubt that Michael Thompson had a great week at the Greenbrier Classic as he finished the week tied for 11th.  But he came oh so close to punching his ticket for the Open Championship in two weeks.  Four spots were up for grabs and Michael came a single shot short of grabbing one of them.  He'll compete next week at the John Deere Classic where one more spot is available.

After his round Michael tweeted
1 shot away from qualifying for The Open today. #heartbreak One more chance next week.
Despite coming up short for an Open Championship spot, his T11th finish marks Michael's seventh top 25 finish out of 19 events on the year.  In fact, all seven of his top 25 finishes were actually top 20 finishes.  He only has one top 10 finish on the year but he's finished tied for 11th twice.  He's also made 14 out of 19 cuts on the year.

He is now ranked 88th in FedexCup points.  When the playoffs start on August 21st, the top 125 on the FedexCup points list earn their way into the first playoff event, the Barclays.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thompson Does Some Serious Moving on Moving Day

Michael Thompson acknowledges the crowd after finishing the 18th hole during the third round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 5, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.   (July 4, 2014 - Source: Jon Durr/Getty Images North America) 



Michael Thompson made the most of his moving day by posting a field leading six under par 64 and moved up the leaderboard 31 spots and is currently tied for fourth.  He played a nearly flawless round with his lone blemish coming on the first hole where he missed a 23 inch par putt for his lone bogey on the day.  After that his round was highlighted by an eagle on hole #12 and five birdies including a birdie on the par 3 18th hole.

Tomorrow, Michael will be trying to grab an autonomic invitation into the Open Championship.   Spots for the top four golfers (and ties) who aren't already in the field will be given a berth into the third major championship of the year.

He will be playing in Sunday's penultimate group with Kevin Chappell.  They tee off at 1:55pm ET.

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Round 4 TV Coverage
Golf Channel   1:00-2:30 pm ET
CBS   3:00-6:00 pm ET

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Post Round Interview with TheRegisterHerald.com

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thompson Goes Bogey Free for the First Round

Michael Thompson tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 3, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
 (July 2, 2014 - Source: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America) 

Michael Thompson got off to a great start at the Greenbrier Classic yesterday as he posted a four under par 66 without a single blemish on the scorecard.  He played solid all day hitting 11 out of 14 fairways and 14 out of 18 greens in regulation.  He also had a great day on the greens where he was +2.096 in strokes gained putting.

He'll look to keep things going today when he tees off with Ben Curtis and Darren Clarke at 12:40 pm ET.  The group will start on the first hole.

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