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Tom Keegan: Perseverance puts Lawrence pro golfer Chris Thompson back on tour

Eleven years after his first Q school survival, Chris Thompson finished tied for 16th Sunday, earning exempt status for the first eight tournaments of the Web.com tour. By the end of that eight-tournament, five-country stretch, he likely will have made enough money to qualify for the full 27-tournament schedule, the final 22 played in the United States. That would mean a year without the dreaded Monday qualifiers, one-day shots at earning entry into Web.com and PGA Tour events.

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Former KU golfer Chris Thompson qualifies for Web.com Tour

Lawrence resident Chris Thompson, a two-time golf All-American during his University of Kansas career, made it through the final stage of Q School to gain exempt status in the first eight tournaments on the Web.com tour for 2018.

Gary Woodland tied for fourth in Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Gary Woodland fired a 3-under 68 Saturday in the Shriners Hopsitals for Children Open to move into a four-way tie for fourth-place, four strokes behind the lead at 5-under heading into the final round.

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Tom Keegan: Woodland future appears promising

What professional golfer Gary Woodland told Golf Channel was “the toughest year of my life by far,” came to a close Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, where the top 30 golfers in the FedEx Cup competed for four days.

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Gary Woodland tied for sixth heading into second round of Tour Championship

Gary Woodland fired a 3-under 67 Thursday in the first round of the Players Championship, the final tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs, played at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

KU golfers 4th in Wisconsin

Charlie Hillier and Andy Spencer fired 1-under-par 71s, and Kansas’ men’s golfer team was fourth among 16 teams after the first round of the Badger Invitational on Sunday in Madison, Wis.

Chase Hanna birdies five of first six holes in professional golf debut

Golfer Chase Hanna certainly has a knack for making his birthdays memorable ones.

Gary Woodland fires 63 in second round of Canadian Open

Former University o f Kansas golfer Gary Woodland shot a 9-under 63 Friday in the second round of the Canadian Open to move to 11-under heading into the final two rounds.

Start of Digital Ally Open pushed back to Friday

Thursday's first round of the Digital Ally Open was postponed until Friday because five inches of rain fell on Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, the web.com tour announced. The second round is scheduled for 36 holes and the golfers who make the cut are scheduled to play 36 holes Sunday.

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Chris Thompson, hottest Saturday putter in Omaha, slips into deep freeze Sunday

Omaha — Same man, same putter, same caddie, same greens. Couldn’t miss Saturday, couldn’t make one Sunday. It even happens to men so skilled they make their livings playing golf.

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Ex-KU All-American golfer Chris Thompson fires 29 on back nine in web.com tour event

Former Kansas All-American golfer Chris Thompson started the third round of the web.com tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha in atypically poor fashion and more than made up for it with a spectacular finish Saturday.

Woodland tied for 6th place

Four months after personal tragedy made him withdraw from his match with Rory McIlroy in the World Golf Championship Match Play tournament, Gary Woodland will walk 18 holes today with McIIroy in the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Ex-KU golfer Thompson tied for 24th in Omaha

Chris Thompson shot a 1-under par 70 Friday in the second round of the Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Neb.

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Kansas golfers active in pro, amateur tournaments

Chris Thompson shot a 3-under par 68, good for a tie for 26th place in the first round of the Pinnacle Bank Championship, a web.com tour event at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha.

Tom Keegan: Matt Gogel driving force behind Jayhawk Club golf course facelift

When Alvamar Country Club turned 25, Matt Gogel was a member of the University of Kansas golf team. When it turns 50 under a different name next year, he’ll take pride in being a driving force behind its facelift.

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