Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson

    Height: 6 ft. 0 in 

    Weight: 185 lbs 

    Birthday:  04/16/1985

    College:  University of Alabama

    Turned Pro: 2008

    Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Ping 


    Thompson played his first two years of college golf at Tulane University however he transferred to the University of Alabama after the team at Tulane was forced to disband due to Hurricane Katrina. He received the accolade of the best SEC Player of the Year in 2008. He lost the final to Colt Knost at the US Amateur Championship in 2007. As a result he received invites to the Masters (missed the cut) and the US Open (Thompson was the low amateur in 28th place). The week before he turned pro, Thompson became the world number one amateur player.

    He won his first PGA Tour card in 2010 after coming 16th at the Q School tournament. Thompson played 25 times in his rookie season, making the cut 15 times. He had two top 10s with his best result coming at the McGladrey Classic where he was a tie for 3rd place. He would end his rookie season 98th on the money list. He registered three top 10 finishes the following season and was runner-up to Webb Simpson at the US Open which was played at the Olympic Club. This was his best finish on Tour up to that point. Thompson would complete the season 60th in the rankings.

    Thompson claimed his first and only PGA Tour win to date in 2013 at the Honda Classic. He closed with a round of 69 to finish two shots ahead of Australian Geoff Ogilvy. The win brought him into the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time. He would have another two top 10s that season and end the year a career best 52nd on the money list. Thompson struggled somewhat in 2014, making the top 10 on only one occasion. He would end up 103rd on the money list. He has rebounded in 2015, registering a 3rd place finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.