Michael Thompson shoots 4-under 68 in round three of the Safeway Open
September 28, 2019
- September 28, 2019
Michael Thompson's eagle on No. 16 at Safeway Open
In the third round of the 2019 Safeway Open, Michael Thompson sinks an 18-foot eagle putt on the par-5 16th hole.
Michael Thompson hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his third round at the Safeway Open, finishing at 9 under for the tournament. Thompson finished his day tied for 9th at 9 under; Cameron Champ is in 1st at 14 under; Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin, and Sebastián Muñoz are tied for 2nd at 11 under; and Nick Watney, Chez Reavie, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas are tied for 5th at 10 under.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 424-yard par-4 third hole, Thompson had a 108 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Thompson to 1 under for the round.
At the 417-yard par-4 sixth, Thompson got on in 2 and missed his par putt from 4 feet, finishing with a 3-putt bogey. This moved Thompson to even for the round.
On the 557-yard par-5 ninth, Thompson reached the green in 3 and sunk a 35-foot putt for birdie. This put Thompson at 1 under for the round.
On the par-4 12th, Thompson's 133 yard approach to 3 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Thompson to 2 under for the round.
After a drive to the fairway bunker on the 458-yard par-4 13th hole, Thompson had a 161 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Thompson to 3 under for the round.
Thompson's tee shot went 191 yards to the left greenside bunker and his bunker shot went 23 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for bogey on the 189-yard par-3 15th. This moved Thompson to 2 under for the round.