|Michael Thompson plays a shot on the fourth hole during round one of THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course on May 7, 2015 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America)|
by Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson was one hole short of having a fantastic first round at the PLAYERS Championship on Thursday. He came to the 18th hole just two shots off the morning lead after playing his back nine at four under par which included back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes 10-12.
Unfortunately, his tee shot on 18 went left and left is not the place to miss on the 18th hole at TPC Sawgrass since the entire left side of the hole is protected by water. Needless to say, his tee shot found the water and he went on to card a triple bogey. Michael finished his round at one over par (73). He is currently tied for 77th.
|Team Slick: Michael Thompson and Matt Hughes discuss their options on the par 3 island green at TPC Sawgrass|
|Michael Thompson watches his tee shot on hole #17 during Thursday's first round of the PLAYERS Championship|
Michael tees off Friday afternoon at1:07pm ET with Webb Simpson and Nick Taylor.
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