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)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Texas Two Step Before Masters

Really sweet track this week in fantastic shape! Posted by Matt Hughes on Instagram

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson has found his way into the Lone Star State.  This week's Valero Texas Open in San Antonio marks the first of two PGA Tour events in Texas before the Masters takes place in April.  High winds are forecast for Thursday's first round.

Michael is grouped with Charley Hoffman and Brian Harmon.  They tee off at 1:20pm local time (2:20pm ET) from the first hole.


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Friday, March 13, 2015

A Strong Start and a Rough Finish Leave Thompson Where He Started

Michael Thompson plays a shot off the 11th tee during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida. (March 11, 2015 - Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) 

by Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson's first round at the 2015 Valspar Championship started off well.  He birdied his second hole of the day and managed to reach three under par after 14 holes which was near the top of the leaderboard before he hit a rough patch and bogeyed three holes in a row before finishing his round with a par.  At the end of the day he finished his day right where he started it  - at even par.  He is currently tied for 59th heading into Friday's second round.

Michael will once again be playing with Ben Crane and Brendon Todd.  They tee off Friday afternoon at 1:30pm ET from the 1st hole.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Copperhead Ready to Bare Its Fangs


by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson is headed back to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida to compete in this year's rendition of the Valspar Championship.  The Copperhead Course, a par 71, is unlike most courses in Florida in that it has elevation changes and tree lined fairways to deal with more so than wind and water.  Accuracy,both off the tee and into the greens, will be keys to success as the rough is known to be difficult.  Length off the tee isn't a major factor either as the course's many dog logs force players to hit less than driver off the tee. Copperhead is typically ranked inside of the top 10 of most difficult courses on the PGA Tour.

Michael is playing the first two rounds with Ben Crane and Brendon Todd.  They tee of Thursday morning at 8:45am ET from the 10th hole.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rain Challenged Honda Classic Finally Under Way

View of the 18th hol on Saturday.  Posted by Stephanie Wei (‏@StephanieWei ) on Twitter
by Roz Roberts III

After two days of weather delays, the third round of the Honda Classic is finally underway again.  Because the tournament has been delayed so long the field will not be regrouped for the fourth round.   The tournament won't finish until Monday.

Michael Thompson is currently one under par and tied for 12th after playing 1o holes of his third round at three under par.

Michael will be playing the final two rounds with Kevin Kisner and Jamie Lovemark.




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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thompson Excels While Most Struggle at Honda Classic

Michael Thompson lines up a putt on the 14th green during the first round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (February 26, 2015 - Source: David Cannon/Getty Images North America)

by Roz Roberts III

The PGA National Champion Course is known as a difficult course under the best of circumstances.  Add 35mph wind gusts and it can be downright diabolical.  The first round of the 2015 Honda Classic challenged the best golfers in the world and only 19 players managed to break par.  The average score was more than two and a half shots over par.

Michael Thompson played a fantastic first round and finished at one under par which has him tied for 13th heading into tomorrow's second round.  Michael hit 9 out of 14 fairways and 13 out of 18 greens in regulation

Michael and playing partners Stewart Cink and Ian Poulter tee off from the first hole Friday at 12:25pm ET.


Michael Thompson plays his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course on February 26, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (February 25, 2015 - Source: David Cannon/Getty Images North America)




Michael Thompson reacts to his birdie putt on the 14th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course on February 26, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (February 26, 2015 - Source: David Cannon/Getty Images North America)




Video Highlights from Round 1


Michael Thompson sinks a 17-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th hole.


Michael Thompson hits his 36-yard pitch shot on the par-4 10th hole to 5 feet to get up and down for par.




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Live@ Streaming of Holes 13 and 15

Thompson Back at the Honda Classic

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson is back at a tournament he knows well - the Honda Classic.  It's the site of his first PGA Tour victory back in 2012,  The Jack Nicklaus designed PGA National Champion Course is known for its three hole stretch known as the Bear Trap and is considered the most difficult course in Florida.  

Michael will be playing with Ian Poulter and Stewart Cink.  They tee off Thursday morning at 7:25am ET from the tenth hole.

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Wednesday Afternoon Michael was Practicing...Juggling


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Riviera is No Vacation


by Randy Roberts

Michael Thompson shot three over par and is tied for 85th after the first round of the Northern Trust Open. He had what I would consider one of the "Most Colorful" scorecards of the day, with only 7 pars, four of which all came at the end of his round.

He'll be teeing off for round two at 7:43 PST with Woody Austin and Ken Duke.

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