Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One Last Push to Make the Playoffs

PING Pro Michael Thompson warming up on the practice tee at the Wyndham Championship with his S56 irons.
Photo and caption by @PingTour on Twitter
by Roz Roberts III

This week's Wyndham Championship marks the last event of the 2011 PGA Tour "regular" season.  It is the last chance for Tour players to earn a place in the Fedexcup Playoffs which start next week at the Barclays Classic.  In order to grab one of the playoff spots, a player needs to be in the top 125 on the Fedexcup Points List.  Michael Thompson sits at spot #110 heading which puts him in the "playoff bubble" which is generally considered from spots #110 to #140.

According to The Asbury Park Press' Stephen Edelson, Michael needs to finish in the top 60 of this week's event to guarantee himself a spot in next week's playoffs (see full article here:  Tour Drama).

In what might be Michael's best threesome of the year, he'll be playing the first two rounds with fellow Hooters Tour alums Chad Campbell (#75 on the Fedexcup Points List)  and Brendon de Jonge (#48).  The group tees off from the first hole on Thursday at 8:10am.

The Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina will once again host this year's Whyndham Championship. The course ranked 45th out of 52 in difficulty on the PGA Tour last year.

Expected Weather for Round 1

Isolated Afternoon Thunder Storms

Expected High:  87°
Chance of Rain:  30%
Wind:  SSW at 7 mph

Television Schedule

Thu, 8/18:
GOLF 3p - 6p ET
Fri, 8/19:
GOLF 3p - 6p ET
Sat, 8/20:
CBS 3p - 6p ET
Sun, 8/21:
CBS 3p - 6p ET

Online Scoring LInks
Michael Thompson Scorecard
Michael Thompson Shot Tracker
Michael Thompson's Group on Shot Tracker
Shot Tracker Leaderboard

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