|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.
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.
Michael on Shot Tracker
Michael's Group on Shot Tracker
Live@ Streaming of Holes 13 and 15