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Nicholas Thompson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Georgia Tech

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Nicholas Thompson has elected not to compete in this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Whoa. Nitro usually contends for the TOUR high in total starts, so this decision couldn't have come lightly. In fact, he and Danny Lee co-lead with 10 starts each. However, Thompson is 53rd in the FedExCup standings, so he can afford the break. If there's any negative, it's that he faded to a T53 at the Farmers Insurance Open after leading the tournament after an opening 64 at Torrey Pines North. Feb 9 - 10:19 AM

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First-round leader Nicholas Thompson settled for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Thompson's opening-round lead wasn't official until the 42 golfers stranded on Thursday completed their lid-lifters this morning, but he's nonetheless in the books. Today on Torrey Pines South, he went just 1-for-12 in birdie chance and that required a try from 13'7" at the par-5 18th to drop to avoid the shutout. He also squared a pair of bogey-4s. The good news is that he's 7-under 137 and just three strokes back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Harris English.
Feb 6 - 6:44 PM

Nicholas Thompson scooted out to an 8-under-par 32-32=64 at Torrey Pines North in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, good for early possession of the clubhouse lead.

This just might hold on for the overnight lead. Nitro split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 16 greens in regulation. That stripe show yielded an eagle-3 at the par-5 first hole, where he began his loop, and seven birdies. His only bogey of the round -- a 4 at the 12th -- was a mere blip as he birdied the next three holes. With vast difference in the overall challenge on both courses, taking is deep on the easier of the two is critical to avoiding the heat before the cut. Thompson will now buckle up for the South Course on Friday.
Feb 5 - 7:21 PM

Nicholas Thompson will take a peek at his old yardage books ahead of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

The Florida native returns to the West Coast for his seventh start at this event. His resume shows a 5-for-6 record at the Farmers with highlights coming in the form of T17 and T21 finishes in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He was riding a streak of six straight cuts made before falling flat at last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open. This may be the perfect venue for Thompson to get back on track.
Feb 4 - 8:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson tore through the Fall Series, finishing 27th in the FedExCup standings.

This surge was unexpected as he's made the Playoffs just twice in his career, but he's off to a great start thus far. Thompson rattled off four straight top 35s after shaking off two missed cuts to open the season. The Georgia Tech product has just two podium finishes in 195 career starts, but that number could increase by season's end if the holiday break didn't cool him off too much.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson posted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and finishes the week with a top 10 at 11-under 273.

Thompson's lap around El Camaleón GC was relatively tame, featuring five birdies and three bogeys to go with 10 pars. He found just seven of 14 fairways and landed 11 GIR. This goes in the books as his third top 25 of the new season and first top 10.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson stumbled down the stretch in his even-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Thompson traded two birdies for two bogey on his outward nine at El Camaleón GC before opening the back nine with back-to-back birdies. His last five holes erased his hard work, suffering three bogeys to just one birdie and a lone par over that span. The ball-striking was the worst it had been all week, finding just eight of 14 fairways and landing 11 GIR on a rainy afternoon. His 9-under 204 has him teetering on the bubble for a top 10.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson fashioned a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-34=65 in his second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Nitro is off to a nice start in the news season. By reaching the midpoint in México in 9-under 133, he's cashed in four straight starts, the first two going for top 25s. Today he split 10 (of 14) fairways and went 3-for-3 in scrambling while finding six birdies at El Camaleón. Thompson signed his card sitting just three shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson returns to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for his second look at El Camaleón Golf Club.

Thompson is finding form ahead of this week's event, finishing 35th or better in his last three starts after opening the season with a pair of missed cuts. He's finished inside the top 50 in driving accuracy each of the past two seasons, so El Camaleón should catch his eye. Armed with good form and precision off the tee, Thompson makes for a nice sleeper in deeper fantasy formats.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:38:00 AM

Nicholas Thompson readies for the season opener at this week's Open.

Thompson was the first man outside of the FedExCup bubble, which likely left a sour taste in his mouth. It was an up-and-down season, with 12 cuts made in 30 opportunities, yielding a podium finish and another pair of top 25s along the way. Thompson boasts a T8 at the 2009 Open on his resume, but he will have to battle a new venue this week.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Nicholas Thompson posted a 1-under-par 33-36-69 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship, but dropped out of the top 125 in the FedExCup standings to miss the Playoffs.

Thompson ended his week at even-par 280 to share 70th with three other players. He fell from 123rd to 126th in the FedExCup standings and will not be apart of the Playoffs beginning at The Barclays later the week. The silver lining is that he still has his PGA TOUR card for 2014-15 via finishing 123rd on the PGA TOUR money list with $713,377. The top 125 in both FedExCup points and earnings are fully exempt next season.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson will take his game to Royal Montreal GC for the RBC Canadian Open this week.

Thompson enters the tournament 111th in the FedExCup standings due in large part to his T3 at Colonial. Following that success, he missed his subsequent five cuts before breaking out of his funk with a T37 at the John Deere Classic two weeks ago. With playing opportunities for his chasers dwindling, just making the cut this week would go a long way towards securing his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card by virtue of a top 125 finish in the FEC standings.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson has missed his most recent three cuts leading up to the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club this week.

Perhaps form isn't much of an indicator for Thompson, as he tied for third at Colonial immediately before his stretch of three consecutive missed cuts. Before that, he missed four cuts in succession. This is his fifth trip to the QLN, with three of the four occurring at Congressional, and he's never missed a cut. If we can't count on current form, perhaps we can lean on his consistently good history.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson spun a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and is the first to reach 8-under 272.

Thompson circled five birdies, including a 12'2" effort on the par-4 18th, to go with just one bogey. Other highlights included a 13'9" birdie at the par-4 second and a 14'10" birdie at the par-4 seventh. He gained over three strokes with his putter on Sunday, so that clearly played a large role in his overall success this week. Entering the week 138th in the FedExCup standings, he needed a tournament like this to try and secure his playing privileges for 2014-15 on the PGA TOUR. Thompson is only one off the lead in real time, meaning he shouldn't stray far from the property just in case.
Sun, May 25, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Nicholas Thompson returns to TPC Four Seasons for the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Thompson tied for fourth in this event in 2008, but has also missed the cut in three of his five trips. That's a pretty fair representation of his entire PGA TOUR career. Several bright spots along the journey, but more misses than hits. He's currently 131st in the FedExCup standings, making eight of his 19 cuts in 2013-14.
Tue, May 13, 2014 10:13:00 PM