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Michael Thompson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
College: University of Alabama

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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. Nov 13 - 4:25 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 11:52 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, having just dropped a 26-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventh, and 12-under total. 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.
Nov 8 - 7:44 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.
Nov 6 - 5:44 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.
Nov 5 - 5:12 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.
Oct 23 - 9:35 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.
Oct 22 - 4:30 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.
Oct 12 - 8:38 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.
Aug 19 - 6:36 PM

Michael Thompson trotted around Grand National's Lake Course in 4-under-par 35-32=67 in today's opening round of the Barbasol Championship.

Thompson transferred to the University of Alabama after Hurricane Katrina triggered the shutdown of the golf team at Tulane University. The Barbasol Championship is the first PGA TOUR event in Alabama since the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek in Birmingham. He performed like he never left the state, rolling six birdies against two bogeys. Thompson birdied five of his first six holes, three of which dropping from 11-16 feet. He walked off positioned three shots back of the clubhouse lead.
Jul 16 - 7:00 PM

Michael Thompson lapped TPC Deere Run in 5-under-par 34-32=66 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Thompson went 4-for-4 in scrambling but couldn't avoid squaring a 5 at the par-4 fourth hole where he three-putted from 40'5". Elsewhere, he buried six birdies, including gems from 23'6" and 26'2" at the 14th and 16th holes, respectively. He also poured in a par save from 12'8" at the par-4 eighth hole. Despite a T3 four weeks ago in Memphis, the 30-year-old is 132nd in the FedExCup standings. He isn't yet fully exempt for 2015-16.
Jul 9 - 1:53 PM

Michael Thompson rallied to a 4-under-par 36-30=66 in today's final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and his 8-under, 72-hole aggregate of 272 is good for a share of the clubhouse lead with Phil Mickelson and Seung-Yul Noh.

Whatever happens, it's been a hugely successful week for Thompson in Memphis. First, he hadn't cashed a paycheck in two prior visits to the St. Jude and second, he's has firm grasp on his first top 10 in his 2014-15 campaign (19 starts) with his previous season-best of T11 at the Farmers Insurance Open going by the wayside. The 30-year-old began the day at 4-under (T15) and five adrift of the 54-hole leaders. It was not the sort of start that he was hoping for, 1-over thru his first 12 holes, squaring three bogeys against two birdies. The rally began with a pitch-in birdie at the par-4 13th however, and went into overdrive, playing his last three holes in 3-3-3. That equates to eagle-birdie-birdie, with the eagle coming in hole-out fashion from 22 yards left of the target on 16 and yet another hole-out from off the green at the 17th for the birdie-3.
Jun 14 - 5:08 PM

Michael Thompson descends upon TPC Southwind for this week's playing of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Thompson missed the cut by three in last year's edition on rounds of 70-73. He shot 73-73 to MC in 2011 as well, his only other TPC Southwind appearance. There hasn't been much to write home about this season either, claiming just one top 25 (T11, Farmers Insurance Open) on 18 starts. Other than that, the 30-year-old's general direction currently is to cash checks on alternating starts. Beginning with a T67 at the Shell Houston Open he's followed with MC-T48-MC-T28-MC-T46. The trend begs for another missed weekend in Memphis.
Jun 9 - 2:37 PM

Michael Thompson followed his opening 67 at the Wells Fargo Championship with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 to post 6-under 138 at the halfway point, two swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Thompson shouldn't be pleased even though he signed for a red number. He hit 13 greens in regulation but fanned on five looks inside 10 feet. Two of his four birdies disappeared from 10-13 feet and he led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at last check with a clip of 7.392, but his strokes gained: putting for the second round read -1.826. This is what you get with him. It's why he's most valuable in a long-term format, and even then only as a complement.
May 15 - 12:31 PM

Michael Thompson carded a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Thompson tied for 11th here last year but today's score is his lowest in 11 career competitive loops of Quail Hollow Club. He went 5-for-6 in scrambling with one bogey but compensated with six birdies, including a beauty from 25-and-a-half feet at the par-4 16th hole. When he signed his card, he ranked second in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 4.729. At 164th in the FedExCup standings, he needs to get his season going if he's going to qualify for the Playoffs.
May 14 - 5:50 PM