Saturday, February 25, 2012

Third Time's the Charm at Mayacoba

by Randy Roberts and Roz Roberts III

The Mayacoba Classic is the first regular season PGA event that Michael Thompson has played at three times.  Unfortunately, the two previous times he played there he missed the cut. Coming into the 2012 Mayacoba Classic, he arrived with a full season of experience under his belt, and a boost of confidence having finished T-17th at the Northern Trust Open the week before.

Whatever it was, he performed well under pressure today amongst the always tough, always windy conditions at El Camaleon.  Getting behind early with two bogeys, he fought back to even par for the day with two birdies, then fell back again to +3 on the 13th hole.  With the cut line hovering around an overall score of +2 and +3, I knew Michael was going to have to come up big in his last five holes if he wanted to make the cut.  Boy did he ever.  On the 15th hole he drained a huge birdie putt which you can see in the video below.  He then followed that up with another birdie on 17 to secure his spot no matter where the cut line fell.  In the end he made the cut with a stroke to spare, so he gets to play the weekend at the Mayacoba Classic for the first time.

Michael tees off on Saturday at 6:10 PST and will be paired with PGA Tour veteran Fred Funk.

TV Times

Television coverage for the Mayakoba Classic will be exclusively on the Golf Channel.  All times are Eastern Time.
Saturday 6:30p-8:30p
Sunday 7:00p-9:30p

Online Scoring Links
There is no Shottracker at the Mayakoba Classic this week

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