Friday, January 3, 2014

Thompson Off to a Hot Start

Michael Thompson hits a tee shot during round one of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 3, 2014 in Lahaina, Hawaii.  Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America

Michael Thompson started 2014 with a bang. Shooting -7 in the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, he's tied for 1st along with Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson and Jordan Spieth. He got a lot of television time on the Golf Channel today, so if you missed  it you may want to watch or DVR the replay which starts at 7:30 PST.

Michael's first round included 12 of 15 fairways hit in regulation and 16 of 18 greens in regulation.

This marks the second time Michael has been the leader/co-leader after the first round on tour. You might recall that he jumped out to a solo lead after the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open en route to his eventual T2 finish.

The Tournament of Champions differs from most PGA Tour events in that pairings for the second round are reset based on the current standings.  Michael will tee off with Chris Kirk in the last group of the day.  They tee off at 9:50am HAST.

Interview Transcript

Online Links
Michael's Scorecard
Michael on ShotTracker
Michael's Group on ShotTracker


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