|Michael Thompson watches his third shot at the par 5 tenth hole. The ball would find the bottom of the cup for eagle and propel Michael into a tie for 5th at the WGC Cadillac Championship.|
by Roz Roberts III
All Michael Thompson has done after winning the Honda Classic is to shoot three rounds in the 60's and move up the leaderboard into a tie for 5th. Michael made the most of "moving day" by posting one of the low rounds of the day at five under par (67) which has him at -11 for the tournament and tied for 5th. Most of the talking heads said that Michael's win at Honda was "out of the blue" put the same can't be said of his top notch performance at the WGC Cadillac Championship.
Michael's performance is being overshadowed by Tiger Woods who is in the lead at -18 and posting a record number of birdies but that's pretty much the way Michael likes it. After his win at the Honda, Michael said
Everybody wants to see the marquis players, the guys who are exciting or wear the bright clothes and all that. I've always kind of treated my golf game or kind of lived by the motto as, I'm going to let my clubs do the talking. If my clubs talk, and they are saying a lot of good stuff, then good things are going to happen to me.Right now, his clubs are, in fact, 'saying a lot of good stuff'. During Saturday's third round Michael posted four birdies and an eagle (see the video below) and limited his mistakes with only a single bogey on the card. Michael had two hole outs during the round. In addition to the bunker shot on hole #10, he had a chip in from just off the green on hole #17 which got him to -5 on the day.
Fourth Round Tee Time
Michael will once again be paired with Sergio Garcia. They tee off at 2:20pm ET.
Golf Channel 1:00-3:00pm ETNBC 3:00-7:00 ET
Golf Channel 3:00-6:00pm ET (spotlight coverage of holes 15, 16, and 18)
Michael on Shot Tracker
Michael's Group on Shot Tracker
Thompson gets kicks two weeks in a row
Michael's Eagle on hole #10
Michael participated in the Cadillac V-Series Challenge for Charity prior to the WGC Cadillac Championship