Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thompson Still On Fire

Michael Thompson putts for birdie on hole #9 at the Blue Monster at Doral.
by Roz Roberts III

Nobody would have been surprised if Michael Thompson's first round at the WGC Cadillac Championship wasn't spectacular.  After all, he's had press interviews all week with radio stations, televisions shows, and newspaper reporters after his victory at the Honda Classic.  All of that to say, it hasn't been a normal week of preparation.  In fact, as of his PGA Tour press conference on Wednesday at noon, Michael had only been able to practice the first nine holes of the Blue Monster at Doral once!  He was hoping to get to practice the back nine on Wednesday afternoon.

Lack of practice or not, Michael had a great first round at Doral shooting a three under par 69 which has him tied for 16th.  He had four birdies on the day and only one bogey.  He continued his top form from last week by hitting 9 out 14 fairways and 12 out of 18 greens in regulation.  He also was +1.835 in strokes gained putting.  The three under par round leaves him just three shots from the top of the leaderboard.

Second Round Tee Time
Michael will once again be paired with Chris Wood and Stephen Gallacher.  They tee off from the first hole at 12:04pm ET.

TV Times
Golf Channel 2-6pm ET

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

Articles and Interviews
Michael Thompson: Learning to Be True to Himself - This is a good article based on Michael's Wednesday press conference
Radio Interview with Tampa Bay Sports Radio 620
Full Text from Michael's Wednesday Press Conference

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