3M Open: Michael Thompson savours all the advantages which include being a PGA Tour winner

“It is job safety for 2 extra years, and it provides me the boldness to know that I can compete on the most important stage on this planet on this sport and that I can do it once more.”

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Michael Thompson’s feelings had been operating wild after the 35-year-old landed his second PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory on the 3M Open in Minneapolis.

Michael Thompson’s feelings had been operating wild after the 35-year-old landed his second PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory on the 3M Open in Minneapolis.

An emotional Michael Thompson celebrated his hard-fought win on the 3M Open which “solidified” his long-standing perception that he can compete towards the most effective golfers on this planet.

Thompson earned his breakthrough win on the PGA Tour on the Honda Traditional in 2013, however he endured many an arduous season after that maiden victory and needed to compete in Korn Ferry Tour occasions in direction of the top of the season 4 instances to retain his card for the next season.

Minnesota Vikings star Kyle Rudolph was on hand to help at the presentation

Minnesota Vikings star Kyle Rudolph was readily available to assist on the presentation

However his onerous work and steadfast confidence in his personal potential paid off at TPC Twin Cities, the place he birdied two of the final three holes to assert a two-shot triumph forward of a fast-finishing Adam Lengthy, with eight gamers tied for third place on 16 below.

Thompson now has the posh of “job safety” for the subsequent two years on the PGA Tour, whereas he has additionally secured entry into the forthcoming majors and World Golf Championship occasions, and he’s notably wanting ahead to the US Open in September at Winged Foot, a venue he described as “my favorite golf course in the complete world”.

“This win validates the primary win,” stated the 35-year-old. “It solidifies my presence on the PGA Tour and proves to my friends that I am a risk each week and that is what I wish to be.

Thompson made a superb birdie from the sand at the 16th

Thompson made an excellent birdie from the sand on the 16th

“This has been my dream ever since I used to be seven years outdated, to play on the PGA Tour. I by no means obtained previous perhaps profitable one time, and to have it occur at such an ideal occasion on such an ideal golf course below these situations with the sector that we had this week, it was a shootout at this time.

“I imply, anyone may have gained. It simply means the world to me as a result of it solidifies in my thoughts that I am among the finest golfers on this planet and that I can compete each single week out right here.

“It is job safety for 2 extra years, it is advantages of the sponsors that I’ve and it provides me the boldness to know that I can compete on the most important stage on this planet on this sport and that I can do it once more.

Thompson now qualifies for the US Open, the Masters and the Players Championship

Thompson now qualifies for the US Open, the Masters and the Gamers Championship

“To have the alternatives to play in a number of the greater tournaments, to complete the 12 months and put myself in an opportunity to make Atlanta, I’ve by no means been in a greater place, I believe, than proper now on the PGA Tour. Man, I’m chomping on the bit to go show myself once more actually.

“Subsequent week is one other alternative on a golf course that I completely love. Winged Foot for the US Open is my favorite golf course in the complete world. I imply, you could not have written a greater script for the place I am at proper now.”

Thompson made solely three bogeys in the complete match whereas racking up 22 birdies, which he credited to his strong tee-to-green sport and a great contact with the putter.

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“I simply actually caught to my sport, performed Michael Thompson golf and allowed my putter to talk volumes, I believe,” he added. “To hit these pictures coming down the stretch, these final two holes aren’t straightforward.

“I imply, on 18 you have to step up and hit a great tee shot and even the lay-up you have to hit a great shot, after which to place myself able to have a 15-footer the place all I’ve to do is lag it up there, uphill right-to-left putt, I imply, I could not have requested for a extra excellent state of affairs to complete a match. To see that go in was simply relieving.”

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