Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thompson Learns from Missed Cut

Hole #9, TPC Southwind
by Roz Roberts III

It's often said we learn more from our failures than our successes.  According to Michael Thompson, he had an "epiphany" after missing the cut at the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday.

The cut line sat at its eventual +2 for most of Michael's second round, as he teed off late in the day.  Michael finished his front nine at one under par, just inside the cut line.  However, bogeys on holes #11 and #14 left him on the wrong side of the cut.  He had several birdie opportunities on the back nine that just weren't to be.  he eventually had a meaningless double bogey on hole #18 that left him at +3 for the day and +6 for the first two rounds.

Despite the missed cut, Michael sounded upbeat after the round.  Via Twitter, he said

For those of you who might be freaking out about my missing cuts, do not fret.  I had an epiphany today and I promise there is better golf to come!
The PGA Tour reshuffle list will be updated tomorrow.  After taking next week off, Michael should be back in action at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.  Michael played in the 2008 Traveler's Championship as an amateur and finished in a tied for 59th.

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