Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hot Putter Can't Rescue "Terrible" Day

by Roz Roberts III

In the "pay for play" world of professional golf, there's never a good time to have a bad day.  However, if you're going to have a bad day, it's definitely better to have one on the weekend after you've already made the cut.  Michael Thompson had just such a day today in the third round of the Viking Classic.  Michael had three bogeys and a double bogey en route to a one over par 73. The average score for the day was three shots better. 

After the round, via Twitter, Michael said "What a terrible day. At least my putter was hot. Too bad they were all for par.  Oh and to top it all off, I was chosen to do a drug test today."

The round could have been worse.  On the eighteenth hole, Michael hit his second shot into the water.  It marked the second hole in a row that he had been in a water hazard.  After taking the penalty stroke and hitting his fourth shot to 24 feet from the hole, it looked like another bogey was going on the scorecard.  Michael made the clutch 24 foot putt to save par.   Despite not scoring well, Michael putted better than the previous two rounds.  He only had 26 putts for the entire round and averaged 1.6 putts per green in regulation.    Unfortunately, he only hit 56% of the greens in regulation.

Michael dropped into a tie for 57th for the tournament and is 6 under par after three rounds.  His fourth round will start early in the day so he should be able to beat some of the heat.  He tees off from the first hole at 7:50am CT with Rod Pampling.

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