Jul 27th, 2020
Michael Thompson wins 3M Open
American holds his nerve for a two shot victory
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Thompson, however, dug deep and grabbed the lead with a birdie at the short par four 16th hole after a great bunker shot to three feet. Needing a par at the last for victory the American cooly holed from fifteen feet for birdie for a closing 67 to finish at 19-under for the tournament.
"It is a little sad that there wasn't anybody out there to cheer on some of the great shots that I hit toward the end, but I know everybody who's rooting for me at least was watching and screaming at their TV,'' Thompson said.
"This is definitely a win for everybody who supported me throughout the years. It doesn't diminish the excitement."
As well as picking up the winner's cheque for $1,188,000 the win also guarantees Thompson a spot at the PGA Championship and the US Open which takes place at Winged Foot a favourite course of Thompson's.
Werenski, Schwartzel and Finau finished in a group of nine players in joint third place on sixteen-under-par. Sweden's Alex Noren, Charles Howell III and Argentinian Emiliano Grillo shared the 16 under mark, alongside Robby Shelton, Max Holma and Cameron Tringale.