Playing into the weekend together for just the second time this PGA Tour season, former University of Kansas golfers Chris Thompson and Gary Woodland put together solid tournaments in La Jolla, Calif., this week.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic on Saturday.
Two-time University of Kansas All-American and Lawrence resident Chris Thompson tees off at 3:20 p.m. Central time Thursday in the Safeway Open, his first tournament as a member of the PGA Tour.
Gary Woodland finished the PGA Tour season ranked 29th on the money list with $3,108,907, 26th in the final FedEx Cup standings and is 40th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Eudora — It’s been a good year for members of the 1999 Kansas men’s golf team that won the Big 12 title.
Continuing his strong late-season play, former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland became one of the 30 players to advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Sept. 20-23.
For members of the University of Kansas men’s golf team, from this century and last, 2018 has been a stupendous year.
Nineteen years after turning pro, Chris Thompson finally has made it to the big leagues.
Touring Web.com pro Chris Thompson has one more round to play in the regular season and enters it projected to finish 17th on the money list. The top 25 earn PGA Tour cards.
Touring Web.com pro Chris Thompson, who had multiple near misses over the years in Q school in his quest to make the PGA Tour, finished third in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Sunday by shooting a 64.
The galleries at Bellerive Country Club for the PGA Championship were so thick that Gary Woodland’s parents, Dan and Linda, weren’t always able follow the flight of their son’s golf ball as it tore off they tee boxes Friday morning.
St. Louis — Working on adjusting struggling golfers’ grips and other flaws as recently as Saturday, former University of Kansas golf All-American Ryan Vermeer was gripping a Sharpie, accommodating hordes of autograph seekers Wednesday at multiple locations on the grounds of Bellerive Country Club.
This is a busy week for several University of Kansas golfers, past and present.
Chris Thompson had planned to skip this week’s stop on the Web.com Tour, the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. (near San Francisco), a week to remove himself from the pressure cooker, but he might have to call an audible.
Overland Park — The skies darkened and the wind kicked into another gear late Saturday afternoon, making the possibility that Chris Thompson’s round, which had been a bit of a grind to that point, might be interrupted, making for a long day.