Michael Thompson dropped 10 birdies in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open today en route to a six under par 66 which propelled him up 47 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 15th at four under par after 54 holes. It was a fantastic round in which he hit 12 out of 14 fairways and 17 out of 18 greens in regulation although the round was not without its flaws with a double bogey and two three putt bogeys.
Today would have been a great day to follow Michael around Glen Abbey since he and playing partner Derek Fathauer posted two of the top five scores for the day combining for a remarkable -13. The pairing brought back memories of the 2007 US Amateur when Derek and Michael played each other in the quarterfinals. Michael beat Derek 5 and 4 that day and went to finish runner up to Colt Knost. In today's "rematch", Derek earned bragging rights beating Michael by a single shot.
Michael will be paired with Robert Streb for Sunday's final round. They tee off at 12:25pm ET.