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Michael Thompson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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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. Feb 22 - 3:56 PM

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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

Michael Thompson torched Hillcrest Country Club with a 7-under-par 33-31=64 during round three of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, staking his piece of the 54-hole clubhouse lead on 16-under 197 in a split with three-time PGA TOUR winner Scott Stallings.

Thompson was lurking back in seventh place to start the day. On the round, he didn't impress tee-to-green, landing just 13 greens in regulation, but needed just 25 swipes with the flat stick to get the job done. That included a three-putt bogey at the par-3 eighth, but was aided by a pair of hole-out birdies (one from the rough, one from the fringe). Thompson has been a mainstay on the PGA TOUR since 2011, making 144 starts over that stretch, but now he's scratching and clawing to earn his way back for the 2016-17 season. Thompson opened the Tour Finals with a T39 at the DAP Championship.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Michael Thompson circled 10 birdies en route to a 6-under-par 30-36=66 on Day 3 of the RBC Canadian Open, reaching the three-quarter mark on 4-under 212, up 44 places on the live leaderboard to T18.

Thompson was paired with Derek Fathauer in R3 and were the third group off after the duo were among 19 players who made the cut on the number. For his part, Fathauer painted a bogey-free 65 (seven birdies), the low round of the week, while the 31-year-old Thompson took some of the luster off his lap with a bogey and double bogey-6. The Sea Island, Georgia, resident entered the week off a season-best T4 at the Barbasol, where he recovered from an opening 1-over 72 with rounds of 64-68-65. It was his first top 10 of the season in 19 starts.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Michael Thompson takes his talents to Congressional Country Club for this week's Quicken Loans National.

Thompson will be making his second trip to Bethesda, Maryland, the first since a missed cut in 2012. More recently, Thompson ranks 153rd in the FedExCup race thanks to a 10-for-16 record on the season that includes just two top 25s. He ranks outside the top 100 in every strokes gained category, so his entire game is suffering at the moment. Thompson has been known to peek his head up every once in a while on a tough track, but he remains a long shot given his current form.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 08:16:00 AM

Overnight co-leader Michael Thompson back-pedaled to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the second round of The Honda Classic to post 2-under 138, down five places on the live leaderboard to T6.

The 2013 Honda champ co-lead with Sergio Garcia after a first-round 65 and was his second 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR in his 134th career start as a pro (2011 RBC Canadian Open, finished T34). Making his 10th start of the season, he entered the week ranked No. 5 on TOUR in round-one scoring average (67.89), so 65 on day one is going to improve that mark. However, he drops off precipitously after day one with subsequent rankings of: R2- 124th (70.89); R3- 185th and R4- 132nd, so his two-birdie against five-bogey effort on day two at PGA National was unfortunately, foreseeable. After gaining 7.329 in strokes gained: total on the field in round one, the 30-year-old lost 1.390 strokes (at last check) in round two.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Michael Thompson took care of business at PGA National's Champion Course to the tune of a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in round one of the Honda Classic, to grab a share of the lead with Sergio Garcia.

The 2013 Honda champion is off and running with his tee-to-green game. He landed 14 greens in regulation today, converting the great ball-striking into six par breakers. Most notable was a 43'5" hole-out eagle from just off the green on the par-5 third hole. Back in 2013, he opened with a 3-under 67 on his way to a 9-under winning score. He's already two better in that regard, with just three rouns remaining to keep his foot on the gas. Thompson entered the week with just one top 25 in nine starts this season.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Michael Thompson tore through the front nine on his way to a second-round, 5-under-par 31-36=67 to reach the midpoint at 11-under 133.

Thompson opened the round in seventh place on the leaderboard, so he barely vibrated today as he walked off the 18th green at T6. Today's navigation was full of circles and squares as he tallied eight birdies, while giving back three bogeys along the way. Through 18 holes, Thompson has hit just 20-of-36 greens in regulation, currently in bottom 15 of the field. It's unlikely that he can keep this pace unless he picks up his ball-striking over the weekend.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Michael Thompson tackled La Quinta Country Club to the tune of a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in round one of the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Thompson striped 11 (of 14) fairways on the day but managed just nine greens in regulation. Remarkably, he scratched and clawed to six birdies and an eagle. The highlight of the day was the eagle which came at the par-5 13th where he holed out from the fairway bunker. Thompson will turn his attention to the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course in round two where he should have another easy setup for scoring.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 07:45:00 PM

First-time Tour grad Michael Thompson ticked down one place to No. 15 in the priority rankings following the first reshuffle after The RSM Classic.

Through five fall events, the 30-year-old ranks 12th on TOUR in first-round scoring average (66.60) but 109th overall (71.27), so the drop off after R1 is precipitous. In the latest example, the transplanted Sea Island, Georgia, resident missed the cut by four at Sea Island Resort's RSM on rounds of 68-76. Additionally, he co-lead the Shriners eight weeks ago in Las Vegas after an opening 7-under 64, but faded to a T50 closing in 73-73-70.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 06:36:00 AM

Michael Thompson answered his opening 66 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round.

It wasn't the prettiest day tee to green but he's a touring professional and he figured it out. Thompson found only half of the 14 fairways and 11 greens in regulation at El Camaleón today, but he limited the damage to one bogey. Elsewhere, he picked off four birdies and posted 8-under 134. That's just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Michael Thompson enjoyed a 5-under-par 34-32=66 for his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, good for sole possession of the early clubhouse lead.

He's opened the season with three paydays in as many starts, including a T20 in Mississippi on Monday, so the 30-year-old is poised to retain an elevated position in the reshuffle category when the first phase concludes with the fall events next week. Today at El Camaleón, he piped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. Thompson came away with six birdies to cover a lone bogey at the par-4 18th hole where he made the turn. Today's is easily his lowest aggregate in nine career rounds on the Greg Norman design.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 11:52:00 AM

The third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship was halted at 4:48 p.m. CT due to darkness, stranding all 74 players on the course, including Michael Thompson.

Thompson will endure the seventh suspension in play at the Country Club of Jackson sitting just one stroke back of 36-hole leader Roberto Castro. At the time the horn sounded, he was 2-under thru his first seven holes (12-under total), having just dropped a 26-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventh. When play resumes on Monday at 7:00 a.m., Thompson will be in the right intermediate rough 138 yards from the hole on the par-4 eighth. Although lift, clean and place is in effect (and will be for all four rounds), the 30-year-old will be unable to take advantage. Thompson co-lead the Shriners two weeks ago in Las Vegas after an opening 7-under 64, but faded to a T50 closing in 73-73-70. Interestingly enough, he's played the SFC twice prior (2015, 2011) and finished T66 both times.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:44:00 PM

Michael Thompson collected another eight birdies en route to a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in today's second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

He leads the field with 14 birdies, but at 10-under 134, Thompson is five swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He found the shortest grass only five (of 14) times off the tee today, but had his patented putting stroke dialed in. Four of his birdies disappeared from outside 11 feet, the longest measuring 25'10" at the par-4 17th hole. Thompson also squared a bogey at the par-5 third hole and a three-putt double at the par-4 sixth.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 05:44:00 PM