Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Cat's Out of the Bag - Media Focus Turns to Thompson

by Roz Roberts III and Randy Roberts

With success at the US Open, Michael has garnered quite a bit of additional media attention this week.  It came in the form of interviews, feature articles, notice from the fantasy golf world and even radio sound bytes.

To start the week, he was one of the featured interviews at the Traveler's.  You can catch pieces of the interview below and a full transcript is provided after the video clips.

Press Conference Transcript

Michael got some nice press in several articles this week.  The following section will have links to some of them.

New Goals for Thompson After the US Open
Michael Thompson is Rising Toward Top of PGA Tour
Birdies and Bogeys from the US Open

Michael committed to play in several tournaments this week and the tournaments are using the news to draw interest.  Here are articles on the RBC Canadian Open and the John Deere Classic.
Thompson Playing the John Deere and Being Touted as a Draw
Thompson To Also Play the RBC Canadian Open

Fantasy Golf
The Fantasy Golf world has taken note of Michael's recent success as well as his past success at the Traveler's.  In fact, he was the first pick in the Expert Picks competition on meaning he was chosen before any other player in the field.  This is the first time he showed up in this column.

He was also listed #12 on Rob Bolton's Power Rankings column on  He had previously made Rob's Sleeper Picks column a couple of times but this is the first time he made into the Power Rankings.

GolfWeek Rankings

Radio Sound Bytes
Commentary from News Talk 1090 in Connecticut

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