Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Farmer's Recap: Rain, Fog and Trick Shots

Michael Thompson hits his second shot on hole #4 during round 4 of the 2013 Farmer's Insurance Open. The round was suspended a hole later for darkness.

by Roz Roberts III

I will remember the 2013 edition of the Farmer's Insurance Open for rain, fog, and trick shots.  The first two rounds were played in wet rainy conditions while Saturday's third round was fogged out which meant a lot of golf would have to be played on Sunday.  But during the fog delay, Michael Thompson got a little game of golf trick shot pig with Graham DeLaet (see the video here:  trick shots during fog delay).

Sunday started early for Michael when he started his third round at 7:20am in the morning.  Unfortunately, Michael's day would be a long one where he just couldn't get things going.  He played the first 18 holes at three over par carding 3 bogeys and 15 pars.  His fourth round started a mere 20 minutes after he finished the third round and started off with a pair of double bogeys in the first three holes. After that, he settled in but finished the day with 12 straight pars.  For the day, Michael didn't card a single birdie before the round was called for darkness.  The fourth round continued on Monday and Michael birdied his first hole of the day (hole #6).  He made par on the remaining three holes of the day to finish the fourth round at three over par.  Ultimately, he finished tied for 78th.

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