Friday, July 1, 2016

Thompson is +13...and Happy About It

by Roz Roberts III

There is only one event on the PGA Tour when being +13 after two rounds is a good thing:  the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada.  Michael Thompson is +13 at the Barracuda and that is good for a tie for 22nd.  Since the tournament uses the Modified Stableford point system, higher point totals will move you up the leaderboard.  After two rounds Greg Chalmers leads with +24.

Michael is fairly high up the leaderboard despite not putting well.  He is 80th in the stokes gained putting stat at nearly -4 for the tournament.  The rest of his game has been downright fantastic as he ranks first in the strokes gained tee to green stat at +7.7 which mean that at this event he has played nearly 8 strokes better than average with his driver and iron play.  If he can find his normal putting form tomorrow, good things are bound to happen.

Michael will be playing with D.H Lee for Saturday's third round.  They tee off at 1:05pm PT.

Online Links
Michael's Scorecard

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