Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Next Stop: NOLA

Michael Thompson is looking for a good week back in one of his favorite cities:  New Orleans, Louisiana.  The PGA Tour has moved into The Big Easy this week as the Zurich Classic will be played at the TPC Louisiana.  Michael has received some additional attention this week since he's a former Tulane golfer.   Bob Fortus of the Times-Picayune interviewed Michael and did a nice little feature on him.  You can find the whole article here:  Michael Thompson relishing return to New Orleans for Zurich Classic.

Some of the highlights include

Thompson said he’s thrilled to be back in New Orleans.

“It’s just fun,’’ he said. “It brings back a lot of memories, being in school, playing for the golf team. I love New Orleans. The last time I was here (in April 2010), I proposed to my wife.’’
Despite missing his last two cuts, Michael is feeling more at ease out on tour
"I’m doing better as the year’s gone on. I’m getting comfortable with playing out here."

What does TPC Louisiana have in store for the PGA Tour players this week?  Here's a brief description
The course is 7,520 yards long and a stern test for PGA TOUR players and guests. The course is designed to give players a good shot, but to also challenge their shot-making ability. The rough is not severe but there is plenty of trouble if players stray from the fairways. --Source: Golf Course Superintendents Assocation of America
Michael tees off at 8:40am ET with D.J Brigman and Aron Price from the first hole.

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