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Michael Thompson

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

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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. Jun 22 - 8:16 AM

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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.
Feb 26 - 1:28 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.
Feb 25 - 6:29 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.
Jan 22 - 5:23 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.
Jan 21 - 7:45 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

Michael Thompson lapped the Country Club of Jackson in 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Thompson came to rest three swings off the clubhouse lead. He hit 16 greens in regulation and poured in six birdies, including four in a row to open his second nine at the par-4 first hole. Four of his birdies traveled longer than 11 feet, the highlight dropping from 17'4" at the par-3 fourth. While he squared a two-putt bogey from 10'5" at the par-3 seventh, Thompson ranked ninth in strokes gained: putting with a clip of 2.397 at last check.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 05:12:00 PM

First-round quad-leader Michael Thompson signed for a 2-over-par 37-36=73 following today's second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

So much for remaining in the little groove he's visited of late. Thompson hit just 11 greens in regulation and buried three birdies. It included a beauty from 47'9" at the par-4 fourth hole, but he also squared three bogeys and a three-putt double (at the par-4 12th hole) to erase the handiwork. At 5-under 137, he's suddenly five shots behind the 36-hole clubhouse lead and outside the top 25 on the leaderboard.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:35:00 PM

Michael Thompson worked over TPC Summerlin for a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in today's opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, good for a share of the clubhouse lead with David Hearn.

Back on TOUR via the Tour Finals, Thompson opened his season with a T74/MDF at the Open, so he at least erased the zeroes. Today was special in that he connected for eight par breakers on 16 chances. The biggie dropped for eagle from 26'1" at the par-5 16th hole, but he also converted birdies from 13'10", 31'9" and 36 feet at the 13th, seventh and eighth holes, respectively. It's his lowest aggregate at this level since he spun the same in the third round of the 2014 Greenbrier Classic, and it would have been even lower if not for a double bogey-6 at the 11th hole, his second of the round.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Michael Thompson missed the cut at the 2015 Open but finds his way back this week for another look at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course.

Thompson posted a disappointing 14-for-27 tally during the 2014-15 season to finish 146th in the FedExCup race. Then he took to the Tour Finals and connected right away with a co-runner-up finish at the Hotel Fitness Championship. Thompson posted six or more top 25s in each of the four seasons prior. Gamers should look for The University of Alabama product to return to his previous skill level after compiling just two top 25s last season.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Michael Thompson takes his talents to Greensboro, North Carolina, for this week's Wyndham Championship.

The University of Alabama product is a perfect 2-for-2 in his career at the Wyndham. His season form is not as favorable, missing the cut in half of his 26 starts this season. Thompson has played the Barclays in four straight editions, but he is in danger of missing out as he currently ranks 145th in the FedExCup standings.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 06:36:00 PM