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Michael Thompson will be making his fourth U.S. Open start, and first since 2013, after earning his spot by winning the 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities outside of Minneapolis in late July. Thompson has enjoyed success in the National Open, tying for second in 2012 at The Olympic Club, the same venue where he was the runner-up in the 2007 U.S. Amateur, losing to Colt Knost in the 36-hole final. That earned Thompson a start in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines as an amateur, where he tied for 29th and earned low-amateur honors a few months after missing the cut in the Masters. Thompson, a native of Tucson, Ariz., initially attended Tulane University but was displaced following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He later transferred to the University of Alabama. He was an alternate for the 2007 USA Walker Cup Team. Thompson says Winged Foot is his favorite golf course after falling in love with the venue while competing in the 2004 U.S. Amateur. In 2008 he was named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Year. In July 2008, he spent one week as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Later that year, he turned professional and eventually earned his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season. His first PGA Tour victory was the 2013 Honda Classic. Away from the course, Thompson attained the status of Eagle Scout while in high school. His wife, Rachel, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a graduate of Emory University. The couple also has adopted two children. The two met while both were attending Tulane. 

U.S. Open Record
2020 Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course) 70-75-75-76--296 +16 48
2013 Merion Golf Club 71-78 +9 MC
2012 The Olympic Club 66-75-74-67--282 +2 T-2
2008 Torrey Pines (South Course) 74-73-73-72--292 +8 T-29

Road To Winged Foot