Nicholas Thompson (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
December 25, 1982 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Residence||Coral Springs, Florida|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T51: 2012|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T24: 2008|
Thompson was born in Plantation, Florida. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 with a degree in business management and was a member of the 2002 ACC championship team. He turned professional after graduating.
Thompson won his PGA Tour card for 2006 by finishing third in the 2005 qualifying school. He made 15 of 32 cuts, with one top-10 finish in 2006 and lost his tour card when he finished 180th on the money list. In 2007, he played on the Nationwide Tour, winning once, the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, and finishing sixth on the money list, thus earning his PGA Tour card for 2008. He recorded six top-10 finishes in the 2008 season, including a tie for seventh at The Barclays, the first tournament in the 2008 FedEx Cup. With the tie for seventh he jumped to 20th in the FedEx Cup Standings, eventually finishing 41st. Later in the season, he cashed his largest paycheck when he earned $276,000 for finishing in a tie for 2nd at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, a Fall Series event, behind Ryan Palmer. He has now earned over five million dollars since turning professional in 2005.
In 2009, Thompson recorded only one top-10 finish, at the Frys.com Open, and kept his Tour card by just two places on the final money list. His next top-10 finish came in 2010 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Since then, Thompson has played on the PGA Tour as a full status member from 2013 to the present, having returned to the Web.com Tour in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he made 20 of 29 cuts on the PGA Tour, with seven top-25 finishes, including a tie for sixth at the Humana Challenge and a solo fourth in the Sanderson Farms Championship. He finished 66th in that season's FedEx Cup, advancing to the BMW Championship. His best finish in 2014 was a tie for fourth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
During the current 2015 season, his best finish to date is a tie for 9th at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
His sister is LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson. When Lexi became the youngest player to ever play in the U.S. Women's Open in 2007, Nicholas helped her in practice rounds before going to that week's Nationwide Tour event. His brother Curtis plays on the Web.com Tour.
Amateur wins (1)
Professional wins (1)
Web.com Tour wins (1)
U.S. national team appearances
- 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2007 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2012 Web.com Tour graduates
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