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Michael Thompson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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Michael Thompson withdrew before his opening lap at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. First alternate Robert Allenby took his spot in the field.
Thompson was an 11th-hour WD this week to join more than a dozen other pre-tournament WDs. There was no injury cited but he did miss a chunk of last season with a shoulder injury. Thompson was set to go off at 12:10 p.m. ET so gamers with flexible roster moves might still be able to swap him out. Jun 7 - 11:35 AM

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Michael Thompson enjoyed his opening lap at Quail Hollow Club, firing a 3-under-par 33-35=68 to find himself inside the top 10 at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Thompson split six (of 14) fairways and found 11 greens in regulation. Nothing leaps off the page in that regard. It was a hot putter that did most of the damage. Entering the week ranks 11th on TOUR in strokes gained putting, it was more of the same today. Before his day was done, Thompson trickled in eight putts from outside six feet. That included a trio of putts from outside 17 feet, with the longest coming from 52'7" for birdie at the par- 4 11th. The 33-year-old arrived with missed cuts in each of the last two Wells Fargo Championships but he does sport a T11 on his WFC resume (2014).
May 3 - 2:53 PM

Michael Thompson tackled the Golf Club of Houston with five birdies and no bogeys, signing for a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the Houston Open.

Thompson fired three red numbers here last year en route to a T12 finish. Perhaps banking on some of that course confidence, Thompson got right to work this week by landing 17 greens in regulation. That kept things relatively stress-free on the putting greens. He did convert a trio of putts from the 8-to-12 foot range but nothing from long distance. It's unlikely he can continue to pelt greens at this clip once the course starts to firm up, but Thompson is now in great position heading into his second-round tee time. This is his lowest opening-round score since the 2017 Puerto Rico Open (5-under 67) which took place 12 months ago.
Mar 29 - 6:17 PM

Michael Thompson heads to PGA National's Champion Course at The Honda Classic this week hoping for a repeat of 2013 when he was the tournament's winner.

Palm Beach Gardens is a special place for Thompson, as he picked up his first and only career PGA title at the sunny locale five years ago. The 32-year-old has had mixed results this season, making two cuts and missing two others. That inconsistency mirrors his past four performances at The Honda Classic, as he has missed two cuts in the past four years since his win. He showed well at The RSM Classic back in mid-November, shooting 68 or better in each round, but that's been his only consistent play to date. Over the past two events he is averaging 74.0 in four rounds, and that simply will not do. Thompson is a contrarian play, as DFS players look for a return to the halcyon days of 2013.
Feb 21 - 6:36 PM

Michael Thompson tracked down seven birdies en route to a 1-under-par 35-35=70 during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, reaching 3-under 139 after 36 holes at TPC Summerlin.

Thompson was a steady 2-under 69 in round one but his scorecard was much more colorful today. He circled seven birdies during his second lap at TPC Summerlin but also swallowed two bogeys and a pair of doubles. Despite those big numbers, this round still beat the morning field average by nearly two strokes. Arriving in a bit of a slump, this will be the first time Thompson has positioned himself inside the top 30 since the 2017 Valero Texas Open in April (T17 after R2; Finished T49). This is Thompson's first start since July at the Quicken Loans National, an event where he withdrew due to a shoulder injury.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Michael Thompson played nine holes during round one of the Quicken Loans National before calling it quits for the week. There is no reason given for his WD at the moment. UPDATE: Thompson cited a shoulder injury as the cause of his WD.

Thompson started his day at the par-5 10th. You would expect a par 5 to be a nice handshake greeting to start the day, but it has surrendered more than a handful of double bogeys already today. Thompson was one of those doubles as he found the dreaded native area twice on his way to the green. That snowballed into three more bogeys, putting him at 5-over thru 4 holes. Thompson would later find water at the par-3 17th, leading to his second double of the day. He would turn in his scorecard at the turn instead of playing the full 18.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Playing alternate shot in Round 3 of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Tour grad's Michael Thompson and Tim Wilkinson authored a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to post 11-under 205, up 21 places on the live leaderboard to T11 and matching the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Thompson/Wilkinson are T8 and eight back, while Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown shot the low round with 67.

Eleven teams (of 42) that advanced to the weekend are in the books thus far on a windy Day 3 at TPC Louisiana. Two have posted 68s, with Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes the other. Wilkinson dropped in birdie-3 at the first off Thompson's approach from 137 yards to 5'11". Thompson knocked home a par-saver at the par-5 second from 6'2" and followed with birdie-3 at four from 48 feet. Wilkinson saved par at six (from 6'1") and Thompson carded their third birdie at the par-5 seventh (5'11"). Thompson circled 3 at the 10th off Wilkinson's approach from 85 yards to 39 inches, and Thompson hit his tee shot to the long par-3 14th to within 41 inches for a Wilkinson conversion. The duo's lone drop came at the par-4 16th on a failed scramble.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Michael Thompson steadied a 2-under-par 35-35=70 during the second round of the Valero Texas Open, staking out an early spot inside the top 15 on 4-under 140.

Thompson ticked off six birdies in round one, but gave four strokes back with a four-pack of bogeys. Today his ball-striking saw a slight dip, but his flat stick made up the ground to post a second straight 70. Despite a short miss at the par-3 13th (4'6"), Thompson walked off the course gaining 1.931 strokes putting today. Notable putts included a trio from outside 14 feet with the longest being a 24'9" birdie bomb at the par-4 sixth hole. Thompson entered the week with top 15s in two of his last three starts, and could be only his way to another this week in Texas.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 02:50:00 PM

World No. 215 Michael Thompson played his final 37 holes of the Shell Houston Open in bogey-free golf, including a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on Day 4 for a 72-hole total of 8-under 280, currently T12 on the leaderboard.

It's been a good couple of weeks for the 31-year-old, arriving off his first top 10 of the season (in 11 starts) at the PRO (T10). He also enjoyed a good last couple of rounds with bogey-free 69 yesterday, the only bogey-free lap in R3, and another spotless 18 holes to finish. The Alabama alum has lost his card in each of the previous two seasons, only to gain it back thru the Tour Finals, and right now, is projecting to climb to 82nd in the FedExCup standings. His previous best at the Houston Open was T24 on debut in 2011.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 02:19:00 PM

Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 215 Michael Thompson authored a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Shell Houston Open to post 4-under 212, up 34 places to T21 with play still in progress. UPDATE: Thompson's 69 was the only blemish-free lap in Round 3.

The 31-year-old is making his sixth appearance with three previous cashes, a T24 on debut in 2011, T61 in 2014, and T67 (of 71) on last visit in 2015. He arrived off T10 last week in Puerto Rico, his first top 10 of the season in 11 starts. The Alabama alum kicked off with 70-73, one inside the cut line, and circled three birdies on nine (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, posting 1.700 putts per GIR and 2.492 SG: Putting, currently second in the field in the latter with a cumulative 8.922.. His is the only blemish-free round in the books thus far on Moving Day in Humble, Texas.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Michael Thompmson saved his best for last at the Puerto Rico Open, styling a 6-under-par 32-34=66 during the finale, climbing to 15-under 273 to collect a T10 and punch his ticket into next week's Shell Houston Open.

Thompson fired out of the gates today by landing the green at the par-5 second and splashed it home for eagle. He would add three birdies before a three-putt at the eighth slowed his pace. Thompson rebounded to play his homeward nine at 2-under 34. This goes in the books as his first top 10 since last year's Barbasol Championship. He also positions himself 97th in the FedExCup race after a 4-for-11 start to the season. His 15-under tally was good enough to hang on for a top 10 which earns him a spot in next week's Shell Houston Open, an event which is highlighted by a T24 in 2011 for him.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Prior to play being suspended due to heavy rain, Tour grad and World No. 228 Michael Thompson carded a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Open to reach 9-under 135, one back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Chris Stroud.

Of 132 players, the 31-year-old was one of only nine to get their respective rounds into the books prior to the stoppage. He squared a lone bogey-5 at four but bounced back with eagle at the par-5 fifth, adding birdie-4s at 7, 12 and 13. With lift, clean and place in effect, the Alabama alum found 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 17 greens in regulation, posting 1.824 putts per GIR and a pedestrian 32 total putts. He opened with a six-birdie one-bogey 67, improving to 4-for-4 at Coco Beach G&CC, looking to better a T14 on debut in 2011 (68-69-70-72), his lone top-25 finish thus far.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Past champ and World No. 218 Michael Thompson contests his sixth straight Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and enters 5-for-8 on the season with three top 25s and a best of T13 at The RSM Classic. UPDATE: With rounds of 72-77, Thompson missed the cut by nine shots.

The 31-year-old is 4-for-5 at the Honda with one finish inside the top 40, his two-shot win in 2013. That remains his lone TOUR title in 158 career events. In 92 starts since, he has five top 10s, most recently a T4 at the opposite-field Barbasol Championship last July (12 starts ago). The Alabama alum lost his card after each of the last two seasons, finishing 146th and 145th, respectively, in FedExCup points, but regained fully exempt status in the Tour Finals both times. Excluding The 25, he was No. 1 in Finals money last season, buoyed by his win at the Boise Open (as 54-hole co-leader), his first WCT victory in 11 career events.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Michael Thompson takes his gear south of the border for an appointment at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, México.

Thompson has played this event four times, and has seen incremental improvements each visit. After 76-73=149 during his first start (MC, 2009) he returned in 2011 to miss the cut again, but improve five strokes. The following year he earned a paycheck, finishing T46 by week's end. Finally, he came back to El Camaleón Golf Club last year to post his best yet, a T34. Perhaps it's pure coincidence or perhaps his gained knowledge of the course is helping him improve each visit. With a pair of missed cuts to open the 2016-17 season, Thompson could certainly use a good finish in México to kick-start the new campaign.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:07:00 AM

Overnight co-leader Michael Thompson is headed back to the PGA TOUR thanks to a bogey-free, 7-under-par 34-30=64 during the finale of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, finishing the week three clear of the field with a tally of 23-under 261.

The 2013 Honda Classic winner warmed up the scoring machine with rounds of 67-66 before closing with a fury, back-to-back 64s. Thompson figured out Hillcrest Country Club as the week went on, scribbling 15 birdies over the weekend while squaring just one bogey in that stretch. He did it today by splashing 16 greens in regulation. With this win, the 31-year-old locks up his TOUR card for the 2016-17 season. Unlike a lot his competition in the the Tour Finals, Thompson is no stranger to the big stage as he's played 144 events on the PGA TOUR since 2011. He owns 11 top 10s during that time span including the before mentioned Honda Classic victory.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 06:18:00 PM