Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shell Houston Open Kicks Off Thursday

by Randy Roberts and Roz Roberts III
Michael Thompson returns to PGA action this week as he is entered into the field at the Shell Houston Open. Play begins on Thursday at the Redstone Golf Club in Houston, TX.  Michael's 1st round tee time is at 2:00, the latest of the day.

Michael played nine holes of practice on Tuesday with Lee Westwood, the #2 ranked golfer in the world based on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).  Based on his initial comments on Twitter, Michael had a good time playing with Westwood

"Great guy. Great player. Well... That's a given. And oh, he hits it 30 by me. Big hitter! "
The Shell Houston Open provides PGA Tour players several "last minute" opportunities to improve their year.  For some players the Shell Houston Open  provides one last opportunity to get ready for the Masters.  For the rest of the field, it provides one last opportunity to get invited into the Masters field since they have a "win and your in" policy for the full field tournaments that precede the Masters.  In addition, this tournament is also the last "open" PGA Tour event before the next reshuffle, which will take place after the Masters is complete.

Rumors have it that Michael will have a strong following in Houston as brother Zach is hoping to sneak away from the Air Force for a couple of days to catch some of the action.

Micahel Thompson Scorecard
Michael Thompson Shot Tracker

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