Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thompson Earns His First PGA Tour Top 15 Finish

Michael Thompson Tees Off on the Sixteenth Hole at Trump International Golf Club
Puerto Rico Open - Final Round Recap
by Roz Roberts III and Randy Roberts

Congratulations are in order!

Michael Thompson finished his best week on the PGA Tour with a tie for 14th place at the Puerto Rico Open.  He completed his fourth round at even par which resulted in a tournament finish at 9 under par.  His strong showing earned him a well deserved paycheck and will certainly help his ranking on the official PGA reshuffle list which is used to prioritize players when filling out tournament fields.

The nine under par finish was by far his lowest tournament score this year bettering his one under par at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.  It also marked his best performance ever at a PGA Tour event.  Previously his best finish was at the PGA Tour's 2008 Valero Texas Open where he finished T-28.

Michael will try to take the momentum from Puerto Rico into the Florida swing of the PGA Tour schedule over the next few weeks.  Accompanying him for the rest of the season will be his wife, Rachel, who has left the workforce in order to travel with, and support Michael while out on the road.

FYI: You can view photos of  Michael from the Puerto Rico Open at Getty Images or click on the photo below to view three photos that were included in the PGA website's Photo Gallery for Round 3.

Update: Michael climbed from 37th on the reshuffle list to 27th and climbed to 14th on the Rookie Rankings.  Way to go!

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