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 only 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 6 top-10 finishes in the 2008 season, including a tie for seventh at The Barclays, which was the first tournament in the 2008 FedEx Cup. With the tie for seventh he jumped to 20th in the FedEx Cup Standings - he eventually finished 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 three million dollars since turning professional in 2005.
After his successful 2008, Thompson has struggled more on the PGA Tour. In 2009, he 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. To date, he has again had just one top-10 in 2010, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
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