Thursday, February 16, 2012

Scores Soar on the Wind at Riviera

by Roz Roberts III

The Riviera Country Club is a difficult course in ideal conditions but when the wind picks up like it did today, it can be down right diabolical.  Despite the conditions, Michael Thompson managed to shoot a one over par 72 which is currently good for a tie for 37th.  The wind caused play to slow down so much that not all golfers were able to finish their first rounds before play was suspended for darkness.  Currently there are only 24 golfers under par.

Michael's round was highlighted by a phenomenal back nine where he was two under par and did not record a bogey.  At the time, most players' scorecards where getting cluttered with crooked numbers.  Michael's shot of the day came at the par three 16th hole where his 166 yard tee shot landed a mere foot and half from the hole to record a nice tap in birdie.

Michael's second round is officially scheduled to start at 1:04pm PST from the tenth tee.  That may change slightly due to the delay caused by players still finishing their first rounds.  Once again, he will playing with Ryujii Imada and Jeff Overton.

The Thompson Tide will be in the gallery tomorrow cheering Michael on.  We'll try to provide some Twitter updates from the course so make sure to follow the Twitter feed on the side of this page.

Television Coverage
The Northern Trust Open will be carried on both the Golf Channel and CBS.  All times are ET.



Online Scoring Links

Michael's Scorecard
Michael's Shottracker
Michael's Group Shottracker

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