Friday, June 10, 2011

Slow Start Doesn't Phase Thompson

by Roz Roberts III
One of the marks of a great athlete is the ability to shrug off a bad performance and not allow it to affect future performances. Michael Thompson has shown this ability throughout his career but yesterday was a great example in a short span of time.

To say Michael had a rough start is putting it mildly.  He started the round with a double bogey followed by two bogeys.  He was four over par after the first three holes of the day.  He could have gotten down and his scorecard could have "blown up".  There were plenty of rounds in the high 70's and low 80's out at the Fedex St. Jude Classic yesterday.

Instead, Michael proceeded to put the first three holes behind him and shoot one under par for the remaining 15 holes of the day.  Over those 15 holes he had one birdie at the Kodak Challenge 14th hole and he had fourteen pars.  To put that in perspective, there were only 32 rounds under par all day at the difficult TPC Southwind course.

Michael still has some work to do in order to make the cut which should probably be around +2 for the tournament but that is definitely within reach.  He'll be playing in the heat of the afternoon today as his second round will get underway at 1:39pm ET from the first tee.

Online Live Scoring Links
Michael Thompson Scorecard
Michael Thompson Shot Tracker
Shot Tracker Full Learboard
Shot Tracker for Michael's Group

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