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Michael Thompson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185

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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. Apr 21 - 2:50 PM

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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.
Apr 2 - 2:19 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.
Apr 1 - 4:51 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.
Mar 26 - 4:09 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.
Mar 24 - 12:09 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.
Feb 22 - 3:56 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

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