Sunday, July 26, 2020

Thompson Tied for the 54 Hole Lead

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BLAINE, MINNESOTA - JULY 25: Michael Thompson of the United States looks over a putt on the 16th green during the third round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

by Roz Roberts III and Randy Roberts

Michael Thompson continued his strong play in Minnesota at the 3M Open on Saturday where he carded a 3 under par 68 and remains in a tie for the lead with playing partner Richy 15 under par.  The two will be paired again in Sunday's final round and they are two shots clear of their nearest pursuers Tony Finau and Charl Schwartzel.

The last time Michael was at the top of the leaderboard after 54 holes was at the 2013 Honda Classic where he went on to win his first PGA Tour victory.

Michael looked in control of his golf game all day.  He putted well and kept the ball in play.  He vaulted into the solo lead after three consecutive birdies on holes 5 through 7 and only had a single blemish on his scorecard when he bogeyed hole #17.  It was only his second bogey of the tournament.  It looked like he might card another one when his tee shot on the 18th found the water hazard after he flared his drive off to the right.  After some strong encouragement from his caddie D-Lo (Damian Lopez), he was able to save par after taking his third shot 240 yards over the water into a back greenside bunker.  The par save elicited a well deserved fist pump from Michael after he collected his ball from the hole.

Michael, Richy Werenski and Charl Schwartzel tee of at 1:00pm ET.


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Michael's Scorecard
Michael in TourCast 3D (Fourth Round)

Michael's Third Round on TourCast 3D

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