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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 heads to the biggest little city in the world for this week's Barracuda Championship.
Thompson has a forgettable track record at the Barracuda. He is 4-for-5 in his career, but nothing greater than the T42 he earned in his 2006 debut. He's 46th on TOUR when it comes to hitting greens in regulation, but he's not putting himself in position to score on a regular basis. With 13 career top 10s in 218 starts, there are better options to use at this week's Barracuda. Aug 5 - 8:38 AM

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Overnight co-leader Nicholas Thompson backed up for a 1-over-par 35-37=72 in today's second round of the John Deere Classic and posted 7-under 135 at the break.

This didn't take long as Thompson is already three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He converted on only two of 13 chances to break par and he squared three bogeys. The squares included a three-putt from only 6'7" at the par-4 ninth hole.
Jul 10 - 12:52 PM

Nicholas Thompson torched TPC Deere Run for an 8-under-par 31-32=63 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Nitro went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee in today's afternoon wave. He missed only one of the 14 fairways and went 4-for-4 in scrambling, but still swallowed a three-putt bogey at the par-4 11th hole. Now to the positive. After opening with a birdie from 22'5" at the par-5 10th, he added six birdies, three of which from outside 10 feet, including a beauty from 36 feet at the par-4 eighth. But Thompson's highlight came at the par-4 14th where he holed out for eagle from 80 yards. This is his 649th round on the PGA TOUR but he had never signed for an aggregate this low. Prior to today, he had scored 64 seven times.
Jul 9 - 5:56 PM

Nicholas Thompson followed his opening 66 at the Travelers Championship with a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's second round to land at 7-under 133 at the break, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

For the second consecutive day, Thompson piped 11 (of 14) fairways and created 13 opportunities to score. He converted six times for birdie, four of which from outside 10 feet. Those of those ran longer than 21 feet with the highlight stretching 43 feet at the par-3 eighth hole. He also squared a trio of bogey-5s as a result of missing greens in regulation, but his touch on the greens yielded a strokes gained: putting clip just shy of 3.400 for the round at last check.
Jun 26 - 5:01 PM

Nicholas Thompson opened the Travelers Championship with a 4-under-par 30-36=66 to lay claim to the first clubhouse lead.

Going out in the first threesome off the par-4 10th tee at TPC River Highlands, Nitro promptly holed out for birdie from off the green eight yards away. He added birdies at 11 and 13, and then circled an eagle at the drivable, par-4 15th where his tee ball came to rest just inside 20 feet from the target. Thompson got it to bogey-free 6-under through 15 holes, but failed to get up and down at Nos. 7 and 8 where he settled for bogeys. Overall, he hit 13 greens in regulation on the day. At 117th in the FedExCup standings, one strong week would all but shore his spot in the Playoffs.
Jun 25 - 11:32 AM

Nicholas Thompson slots in at 117th in the FedExCup standings entering this week's Travelers Championship.

Thompson is 3-for-6 at the Travelers with a T13 in 2010 his best and a missed cut (by seven shots) in last year's edition his low point. He added a T24 in 2013, but was T7 after 54 holes, posting a final-round 3-over-par 73. All told, Thompson is 17-under at TPC River Highlands, but his last three rounds show 9-over (73-73-73). The 32-year-old is 10-for-23 on the season with five top 25s, one going for a top 10 (T9, OHL Classic at Mayakoba). He broke a slide of six consecutive MC with a T16 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, but followed with a 10-over 75-75 trunk slam at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, his 102nd MC on 212 career starts.
Jun 24 - 1:44 PM

Nicholas Thompson tees it up this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial slotting in at 110th in the FedExCup rankings.

Thompson began the year No. 212 in the Official World Golf Ranking but has slipped to 279 on the heels of five straight missed cuts and nine MCs in his last 12 events. The 32-year-old has hit on just one top 10 (T9, OHL Classic at Mayakoba) in 20 starts on the season. Thompson is 2-for-4 at the Crowne Plaza with his one top 10 coming in the T3 variety in last year's edition. Eerily similar to this year's current form, Thompson entered last year's tournament having missed four cuts in a row.
May 19 - 7:49 PM

Shortly after the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended due to inclement weather at 4:30 p.m. CT, play was called for the day. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

They were able to play nine-and-a-half hours today before this delay. The entire late-early draw has 36 holes in the books, but all in the other half were stranded when the horn sounded. That group includes Nicholas Thompson, who went out in the first threesome off the first tee at noon. He's bogey-free 4-under-par on the day and 4-under for the tournament, but just inside the cut line at T67. When play resumes, Nitro will be standing over a look at birdie from 42'3" on the green at the par-5 18th hole.
Apr 24 - 5:38 PM

Nicholas Thompson is in the published field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and enters the week ranked 94th in FedExCup points.

It's been a mixed bag for Thompson at TPC Louisiana with three top 25s in his first three visits, sandwiching a T24 in 2009 with a T4 in 2008 and T7 in 2010. After a two-year hiatus from the tourney he's returned the last two years and missed the cut in each. On the season, he's 9-for-18 with four top 25s but has six MCs in his last eight starts.
Apr 21 - 6:36 PM

Nicholas Thompson has been added to the published field of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Thompson was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday. He gained entry when Nick Watney withdrew today. Nitro has a pair of paydays in four appearances at Bay Hill, both in his last two. He tied for 26th last year. More recently, he ended an 0-for-3 schneid with a back-door T17 at Copperhead where he closed with 67 to secure his fourth top 25 of the season, one more than in all of 2013-14. He's currently 75th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 16 - 1:59 PM

Nicholas Thompson converted eight birdies en route to a 4-under-par 31-36=67 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship.

Nitro signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead, but he may be talking to himself a bit. In addition to the success, he squared four bogeys, two of which via three-putts. But focusing on the good, six of his par breakers disappeared from outside 10 feet, the longest stretching 30'3" at the par-3 15th hole. The 32-year-old is in his 203rd PGA TOUR start and remains in pursuit of his maiden victory.
Mar 12 - 5:50 PM

Nicholas Thompson will attempt to end his current skid at this week's Valspar Championship.

He is proving again why he puts together one of the busiest schedules. Thompson enters this week having missed his last three cuts and finishing no better than T44 in his last seven. With Danny Lee and Jim Renner, he co-leads the PGA TOUR with 13 starts. Copperhead hasn't been a haven of success for Thompson -- no top 40s among three paydays in five trips -- so he remains a smart option to avoid.
Mar 11 - 1:38 AM

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

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