Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Puerto Rico Open Starts Thursday

The Puerto Rico Open will be held at the Trump International Golf Club
by Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson will be playing in Puerto Rico this week as the PGA Tour is holding two events simultaneously.  The WGC Cadillac Championship will host 68 players while The Puerto Rico Open will be hosting another 132 PGA Tour players.  The Puerto Rico Open will be played at the Trump International Golf Club for the fourth consecutive year.

Based on Michael's initial response from the venue (via Twitter), he's already a fan.  "I love this place!  The PGA Tour needs to keep this event going!  Awesome!"  The good news for Michael is that the PGA Tour has committed to this event at least through 2012.

Michael is looking for a little Alabama Crimson Tide Puerto Rican magic.  The Alabama men's golf team competed in Puerto Rico in February where they won by 5 shots over second place Georgia Tech.   Via Twitter, Michael said "I'm going to dominate like the Alabama Crimson Tide did last month down here! Roll Tide!"

Michael starts his first round at 12:40pm local time from the tenth tee on Thursday.  (That's 11:40am ET).  His second round will begin at 8:00am Friday morning from the first tee.

Television Coverage:
Television coverage will be hosted by the Golf Channel.  Here's the schedule:
    Day    Date    Network    Time
    THU    10-Mar    GOLF    6:30 - 8:30 PM ET
    FRI    11-Mar    GOLF    1 - 3 AM ET
    FRI    11-Mar    GOLF    11:30 - 1:30 PM ET
    SAT    12-Mar    GOLF    1 - 3 AM ET
    SAT    12-Mar    GOLF    6:30 - 9:30 PM ET
    SUN    13-Mar    GOLF    12:30 - 2:30 AM ET
    SUN    13-Mar    GOLF    7:30 - 10:30 PM ET

Live Scoring Links:
Michael Thompson Scorecard

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