Wednesday, July 13, 2011

'Bama Golf "Taking Over the Tour"

by Roz Roberts III

The PGA Tour is playing in the heart of the Southeast Conference this week as the Viking Classic is being held in Madison, Mississippi.  For Michael Thompson and five other former University of Alabama students (Jason Bohn, Steve Lowery, Dicky Pride, Bud Cauley, Matthew Swan), it's a chance to play just 250 miles from their alma matter.

Michael practiced with former teammate Matthew Swan and recent UA graduate Bud Cauley earlier in the week.  UA golf coach Jay Seawell, will make the three hour drive to Missippi to watch his former players on Thursday.

Via Twitter, coach Seawell said that he's "going to Jackson MS tomorrow to watch my bama boys Matthew Swan, Micahel Thompson, and Bud Cauley at the PGA event Viking Classic.  Bama golf is taking over the tour, I like it!"

The weather, as you would expect this time of year, is expected to be hot and humid.  Fitness will definitely come into play this week.   The par 72, Annandale Golf Course is 7199 yards in length and the course, designed by Jack Nicklaus was ranked 25th out of 52 in difficulty on the PGA Tour last year.

Michael tees off in the first round with Chris DiMarco and Chris Stroud at 1:00pm CT from the first tee.

Television Coverage
The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel.  Here's the schedule:

Thu, 7/14:
4p - 7p ET
Fri, 7/15:
4p - 7p ET
Sat, 7/16:
4p - 7p ET
Sun, 7/17:
4p - 7p ET

Live Scoring Links
Michael Thompson Scorecard
Michael Thompson Shot Tracker
Michael Thompson's Group On Shot Tracker

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