Sunday, June 5, 2011

Golf Channel Coverage Features the "Thompson Twins"

by Roz Roberts III

If you didn't catch the Golf Channel's coverage of the third round of the Melwood Prince George's County Open, you missed a lot of  live coverage of Nicholas and Michael Thompson (no relation).  The Golf Channel dubbed the pairing "The Thompson Twins" and used the 80's band of the same name to provide a soundtrack for highlight packages and song titles as keys to the round in the "Craig's List" segment.

Michael had slipped down the leader board a bit by the time the television coverage came on live.  He shot one over on the front nine notching just one birdie and making two bogeys.  However, once the coverage came on, Michael's game heated up.  The television coverage came on just as Michael was hitting his second shot on the par 4 tenth hole which he landed within 12 feet of the hole.   Michael's putter has been on fire all week and he made the birdie putt to get his back nine going.  He birdied the eleventh after making a 15 foot putt to move to one under for the day and then proceeded to rack up 5 consecutive pars before he birdied the last two holes of the day.  The three under 68 moved Michael to -10 for the tournament which is good enough for a tie for seventh.

Unfortunately for Michael and the rest of the field, Steve Wheatcroft has outpaced everyone and heads into the fourth round with an eight shot lead as he's -22 over the first three rounds.

Additional Third Round Video from
In addition to all of the Golf Channel coverage, four of the Shots of the Day from featured Michael.  Here they are:

Michael's Birdie on #10
Michael's Birdie on #11
Michael's Third Shot on #16
Michael's Birdie on #17

Photos from the Melwood Prince George's County Open
There's a few more photos that were taken yesterday.  You can see them here.

Round Four Info
Michael is paired with Gary Christian tomorrow and tees off at 12:05pm ET. 

The fourth round will be televised on the Golf Channel from 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET.

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