Sunday, July 6, 2014

Oh So Close!

Michael Thompson tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 6, 2014 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  (July 5, 2014 - Source: Jon Durr/Getty Images North America)

There's no doubt that Michael Thompson had a great week at the Greenbrier Classic as he finished the week tied for 11th.  But he came oh so close to punching his ticket for the Open Championship in two weeks.  Four spots were up for grabs and Michael came a single shot short of grabbing one of them.  He'll compete next week at the John Deere Classic where one more spot is available.

After his round Michael tweeted
1 shot away from qualifying for The Open today. #heartbreak One more chance next week.
Despite coming up short for an Open Championship spot, his T11th finish marks Michael's seventh top 25 finish out of 19 events on the year.  In fact, all seven of his top 25 finishes were actually top 20 finishes.  He only has one top 10 finish on the year but he's finished tied for 11th twice.  He's also made 14 out of 19 cuts on the year.

He is now ranked 88th in FedexCup points.  When the playoffs start on August 21st, the top 125 on the FedexCup points list earn their way into the first playoff event, the Barclays.

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