Monday, May 5, 2014

Thompson Rides Putter to His Best Finish of the Year

Michael Thompson tee's off at the 4th during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on May 4, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Source: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America) 
by Roz Roberts III

Round four didn't start off well for Michael Thompson at the Wells Fargo Championship.  He started bogey-bogey to fall down the leaderboard and he didn't hit a fairway until the eleventh hole.  Despite that, he would grind all day and ultimately post an even par 72 which was good enough to finish tied for 11th - his best finish of the year.

On the day Michael only hit two fairways, his lowest total for any round this week.  He also only hit half of the greens in regulation.  Even with those struggles, Michael managed to make six birdies on the day including an 11 yard chip in on the par four 16th hole and a 76 foot birdie putt on the par three 17th (see the video below).

Michael ended his fourth round with a strokes gained putting stat of +1.444 and he finished the week 2nd for the entire tournament.  He is now 9th on Tour in the strokes gained putting stat.

Michael will be looking to continue his good form into this week's Players Championship.

Video of Michael's Birdie on Hole #17

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