Monday, December 13, 2010

Thompson Named One of "Q-School's 10 Best Qualifiers" by

Michael Thompson got a very nice mention from B.J George over at where he was listed as one of Q-School's Top Ten Best Qualifiers. Here's a few excerpts from the article:

The PGA Tour's Q-School has always been a test of nerves, physical conditioning, and mental fortitude. It's intended to test the mettle of young players and make them earn their way onto the top tour in golf. Veteran Billy Mayfair proved last week that experience trumps energy level, as he claimed medalist honors from the 166-man field.

Mayfair and eight other players over the age of 30 were among the 29 qualifiers that earned a tour card for 2011. Some other numbers of note about your newest Tour members include seven international players, only eight players without a PGA Tour start in their career, and 18 of the 29 will officially be rookies in 2011.

Now that you know the make-up of the 29 qualifiers, let's take a look at who is most likely to make an impact in 2011:

Michael Thompson -- The former Alabama standout has enjoyed success at every level he's competed. The 25-year-old finished runner-up at the 2007 U.S. Amateur, ended as low amateur at the 2008 U.S. Open, and was named 2010 Hooters Tour Player of the Year. He showed great composure last week by holing a long eagle putt at the next-to-last hole to secure his card.
The whole article can be found at here: PGA Tour Q-School's 10 Best Qualifiers.

A special thanks to Ben George (@thebengeorge) for passing this article along via Twitter!

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