|Michael Thompson gets ready to putt for birdie on hole #13 on the South Course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.|
by Roz Roberts III
For the third straight day at the Farmers Insurance Open, Michael Thompson carded a one under par 71. He is currently three under par and tied for 34th. Michael's day was full of highlights including two long putts he sank on consecutive holes. He birdied hole #8 from over 46 feet and followed that up with a 38 foot par save on hole #9.
We didn't catch up with Michael's group until the 8th hole. From that point of the round on he was bogey free and shot three under par. He had a rough stretch early where he bogeyed three out of four holes but from the point we caught his round he was fantastic. Besides the birdie bomb on hole #8, the most memorable hole of the day for me was the birdie he made on the most difficult hole on the course: the 504 yard par four 12th hole. He split the fairway with a 295 yard drive and he landed his 200 yard approach within four feet. He paid off those two shots by making the short birdie putt.
Michael will tee off in Sunday's fourth round at 8:25am with Emiliano Grillo and Sebastian Munoz.