by Randy Roberts
Michael Thompson's day got off to a rough start. Missing fairways and ending up in the punishing rough made it an Olympic marathon type of day. Michael fought back though, ending the day tied for fourth at +1, two shots back from Woods, Toms and Furyk.
As usual, Michael sounded upbeat in his press conference and is looking forward to battling the tough course at Olympic.
"I am not a pushover by any means. I don't believe I'm that way, and so I've always prided myself in going out and being competitive and never giving up; and in a U.S. Open it's a perfect example of the person who doesn't give up usually finishes really well."Scoring Links
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Michael will be teeing off at 2:35 PST and will be paired with Blake Adams
NBC 1:00-7:00 PST
usopen.com Live Video from Holes 8 and 18: 1:00-7:00 PST
Last Sunday, the Arizona Daily Star's Greg Hansen predicted Michael would do well this week