Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thompson's Birdie Parade Continues at Pebble Beach

by Roz Roberts III

In his final round at Torrey Pines last week, Michael Thompson carded seven birdies.  Today at Pebble Beach, Michael continued the birdie barrage as he had another eight birdies during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am.  He finished the round at four under par and he is currently tied for 26th.

Michael's round wasn't without its difficulties.  He had four bogeys on his card including one on the 18th hole after his first drive went left into the Pacific Ocean.  He had to re-tee and went left again.  This time, playing partner Jason Day found Michael's ball on the rocky beach.  Michael managed to save his bogey by dropping a 25 foot putt.

Michael Thompson hits his third shot from the beach on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach.  Photo posted by Golf Central on Twitter.

Michael's putting was definitely the strongest part of his round.  He was +2.478 in strokes gained putting which is currently second.  He made puts of 19'2", 22'8", 25'2", and 28'10".  Since Shot Tracker is only available at Pebble Beach, the stokes gained stats are only relative to players at Pebble Beach.

Michael also chipped in from 12 yards on hole #13.

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am is played on three separate courses.  Michael, Jason Day, and their amateur partners will move on the Shore Course at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.  They will tee off on Friday at 8:11am PT.  On Saturday they will move on to the most difficult of the three courses: Spyglass Hill.

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

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