Thursday, March 7, 2013

First WGC For Thompson

by Roz Roberts III

Just four days after his first PGA Tour victory, and as a direct result of his increased Official World Golf Ranking, Michael Thompson will look to carry his momentum into the Cadillac Championship.  This will be the first time he will compete in a World Golf Championship (WGC) event.

The Cadillac Championship is the second of four WGC events held throughout the year.  These events were created to combine players from the various tours around the world and are generally limited to the top 50-70 players in the world.  Michael qualified when his OWGR jumped to #45 and inside the top 50.  The WGC events are "no-cut" events so the entire field will play all four rounds.

The Cadillac Championship is played at the TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral which boasts one of the most feared 18th holes in golf - especially if the wind is blowing into the players' faces.  The long par four boasts water on the left, bunkers on the right, and a very narrow landing zone off the tee.  The second shot is just as daunting as water is still on the play on the left and the long-narrow green is guarded by bunkers.

First Round Tee Time
Michael will be paired with Chris Wood and Stephen Gallacher for the first two rounds.  The group will tee off their first round from the 10th hole at 12:59pm ET.

TV Times
Golf Channel 2-6pm ET

Online Links
Michael's Scorecard
Michael on Shot Tracker
Michael's Group on Shot Tracker

Michael Interview Snippet from Wednesday

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