by Randy Roberts
Michael Thompson continued where he left off last year at the McGladrey Classic, shooting an opening round 65 (-5) which has him T-6th going into the second round. Michael has now shot 65, three out of the five rounds that he's played at the McGladrey, all of which were in the 60's.
He had an all-around great day as he hit 12 of 14 fairways, 16/18 Greens-in-Regulation, and his approach shots landed an average of 18'-3" from the hole, leading the field in that statistic. His work with the flat stick was a little mysterious as he missed some shorter putts, while making putts of 10'-8", 20'-2", 25'-10" and 21'-8", three of which closed out his round. I don't remember a round where he made so many long putts for birdie.
Michael tees off at 7:55am ET and will be playing with Nathan Green and Boo Weekley once again.
The Golf Channel 2-5 ET