MICHAEL THOMPSON STAYS STEADY IN THE WIND AT HONDA CLASSIC, EARNS FIRST PGA TOUR WIN.

THOMPSON RELIED ON A G25 FAIRWAY WOOD.

2013-03-03

Michael Thompson fired one of only five sub-par rounds on Sunday at a windy PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a 1-under 69 that gave him a two-shot victory at The Honda Classic. His first PGA Tour win secured him a spot in the WGC-Cadillac Championship next week and moved him to 11th in FedExCup points. He displayed keen short-game skills and clutch putting all week. In the final round he made a number of key pars from off the green. He was 9 under on rounds of 67-65-70-69.

“This week was magical,” said Thompson, 27, who earned $1,080,000. “I stuck to my game plan, kept playing my game, found a groove and kept believing. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.”

Thompson was T1 for the week with 18 birdies, and he eagled the third hole Sunday when he holed a 49-foot putt. He shared the 54-hole lead with rookie and fellow PING Pro Luke Guthrie, 23, who finished solo third – his best finish on the PGA Tour.

Thompson utilized an i20 driver, G25 fairway wood, S56 irons, Tour-S and Anser wedges, and an Anser 4 putter.